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Shrimp

As well as being fascinating, the Shrimp can be a healthy addition to your aquarium. The Shrimp is a natural scavenger, helping to clean algae – among other things – from a tank. The Shrimp is also an aquarium attraction in its own right. The staff at Wholesale Tropicals can assist in selecting the best variety of Shrimp for a particular aquarium habitat.

What is a Shrimp?

There are several different varieties of Shrimp, each of which may be more suited to a different aquarium community. In essence, a Shrimp is a common crustacean that feeds by scavenging at the bottom of a body of water. The Freshwater Shrimp, for example, may live largely on a lake or riverbed. The size of the Shrimp varies by variety but is typically between one and four inches in length. Its lively habits of movement and feeding make the Shrimp an aquarium feature in itself. The experts at Wholesale Tropicals can advise you on the specific attributes of particular varieties, including the Cherry Red Shrimp and the Grass Shrimp.

Caring for your Shrimp

The Shrimp is generally easy to care for in an aquarium setting because it is a hardy creature that contributes positively to the well-being of its habitat. By scavenging for algae, left over food particles, and even dead fish, the Shrimp helps to reduce levels of nitrates and ammonia in the water, keeping the aquarium healthy. It is advisable to keep the Shrimp away from aggressive predator fish, particularly after the natural moulting of its exoskeletal shell.

Getting started

Come down to our store in Bethnal Green, where we can identify a variety of Shrimp to suit your aquarium habitat, taking into account the water temperature and the aquarium community. The Shrimp can be an attractive and beneficial addition to an aquarium, cleaning up underwater detritus and providing an entertaining spectacle.

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