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These shrimp are kept primarily as detritus and/or algae consumers.
Possible in some but not easy at all.
The ideal requirements for keeping these shrimps are a pH less than 7.5 and clean (ammonia/ammonium free) water. Temperatures in the 22-25C range are best. A planted tank with a neutral to acidic pH would be an ideal environment.
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They do best when kept alone or away from anything that can fit them in it's mouth.
Aquarium Shrimp Species: Key Points, Tips & Tricks - Aquarium Shrimp Q/A
- Crustaceans have the ability to conserve and store calcium. This is important for their molting process.
- Some may eat their discarded exoskeletons to reclaim lost nutrients.
- Crustaceans NEED something to hold on to. They can get highly stressed from smooth/bare surfaces. This is called thigmotactic response.
- Most shrimp grow to around 1-2 inches.
Aquarium Shrimp Species: DO'S - Aquarium Shrimp Q/A
- Reasearch your individual shrimp species they can have special requirements.
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