Aquarium Shrimp - 24 Different Breeds & Species for the Freshwater Tank
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Freshwater shrimp come in a variety of sizes and colors with some being more adaptable to aquarium life than others. It is also important to note that some species of shrimp are best kept in tanks without fish because some fish prey on shrimp and other small invertebrates. If you can find a pairing that works well, however, you may be able to house shrimp and fish together in your tank. Just be sure to provide your shrimp with the food and water conditions they need to thrive and do your research ahead of time to determine what those conditions are.
One of the most popular is the Bumblebee Shrimp – These shrimp are named for their striped coloration which may be either black and white or red and white. Bumblebee shrimp generally grow up to 1 ½ inches in length and they prefer soft, warm water with a pH between 6.0 and 7.2. These shrimp are non-aggressive so you may be able to keep them with small fish, as long as those fish don’t view the shrimp as prey. This species is moderately difficult to care for because it requires high water quality.