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Grass Shrimp - Freshwater
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Grass Shrimp - Freshwater (Palaemonetes paludosus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Clear, Orange, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 68-85° F, KH 3-10, pH 6.5-8.0
Max. Size 2"
Origin Farm Raised
Family Palaeomonidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
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Grass Shrimp, are excellent scavengers and are very efficient aquarium cleaners that will actively search for any kind of leftover food in your aquarium. Their transparent bodies and frenetic food-searching behavior make Grass Shrimp an interesting addition to your freshwater aquarium. The Grass Shrimp body is transparent, but can camouflage itself by utilizing the pigment granules in its body.

An established freshwater to slightly brackish aquarium of at least 10 gallons with plenty of hiding places and a mature substrate are the ideal setup for the Grass Shrimp. Although this species is slightly larger than other freshwater shrimp it should still be housed with small peaceful fish that will not pose a threat of eating these shrimp.

Grass shrimp will readily breed in the aquarium if kept in large enough groups. The female carries the eggs, which appear as small green dots under the tail. If interested in raising the shrimp, remove the female to a different aquarium until the shrimp hatch. At that point, return the female back to the main aquarium and feed the baby shrimp newly hatched brine shrimp, rotifers, or a suitable liquid food.

Grass shrimp are an excellent food source for many types of both freshwater and saltwater fish. They are great for getting hard to feed fish such as, lionfish, grunts, and sharks to begin feeding.

The Grass Shrimp are omnivores and will consume algae, detritus and left over food. If insufficient food is present, supplement with a quality flake food or pellet.

Approximate Purchase Size: Large: 3/4" to 1-1/2"

Grass Shrimp are guaranteed to arrive alive but are exempt from our extended guarantee after their arrival.

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