Aquarium Shrimp Information and Articles

Red Cherry- Algae Eating Experiment

I get a lot of emails asking if the Aquarium shrimp really do eat algae well. I always try to answer the best I can, but decided that the old saying about a picture is worth a thousand words, will trump any explanations that I can muster...... Read Full Article...


 

Aquarium Algae Eater - The Best!

Find out what the absolute best algae eater is for your tank. These creatures are not only a terrific clean up crew, but an awesome creature to watch and enjoy. Read Full Article...


 

How To Rid an Aquarium of Planaria

After discovering an outbreak of Planaria in one of our tanks, we started a treatment to eradicate these troublesome worms. Read Full Article...


 

Dwarf Shrimp Compatibility Chart

This chart was designed as a quick reference for freshwater dwarf shrimp compatibility.  This chart is intended to prevent dwarf shrimp hybridization.  All these shrimp will live together with out causing deaths, but many will hybridize, and TheShrimpFarm.com highly advises against hybridizing shrimp. Read Full Article...


 

Dwarf Shrimp Glossary

As a hobby continues to grow many terms are created and abbreviations are used.  It can become daunting for a new hobbyist to figure out what is being talked about or even written about.  Read Full Article...


 

The Best Types Of Fish For Your Shrimp Aquarium

Keeping different types of tropical fish is a great hobby, and it's an ideal one for anyone who keeps shrimp, because there are so many types that go well with them. But what with the sheer magnitude of available types of freshwater fish, it can be quite difficult to know which ones are suitable for keeping with shrimp. Read Full Article...


 

Ideal Freshwater Aquarium Plants For Your Shrimp

For all aquarists, freshwater aquarium plants are an essential part of your tank, and not just because they make it look nice and give your shrimp and fish a good place to hide. Live aquarium plants also do some very important work – they keep the tank clean, oxygenate the water, and maintain the correct pH balance in the water. Read Full Article...


 

The Basics of Keeping Fresh Water Invertebrates

It’s often thought that aquarium enthusiasts do not have much to choose from when it comes to fresh water invertebrates, but this really isn’t so. Even when compared to the richness of the sea, there are still many possibilities for fresh water aquariums. Read Full Article...


 

To Hybridize or Not to Hybridize

Over the years there has been a lot of talk and debate about weather or not hybridizing different species of Dwarf Shrimp is a good idea or not. In all public forums that I have contributed to the debate I have always made it clear where I stand. But before we get into that, lets discuss what hybridizing is.Read Full Article...


 

Breeding Dwarf Shrimp

When keeping Dwarf Shrimp in the home aquarium one of the most exciting aspects is their ability to multiply rapidly. Most Dwarf Shrimp can double their population in three to six months, and this trait is making them more and more popular in that home aquarium trade. Read Full Article...


 

Breeding "Red" Red Cherry Shrimp

Red Cherry Shrimp are one of the simplest animals to breed in the aquarium. There are 3 main things to be concerned with when attempting to breed Red Red Cherry Shrimp, inducing breeding, breeding / carrying of eggs, and raising the young. If all 3 variables are taken care of Red Red Cherry Shrimp will breed in an aquarium and their population will grow rapidly. Read Full Article...


 

Dwarf Shrimp Anatomy

Complete Anatomy of dwarf Shrimp. Read Full Article...


 

Dwarf Shrimp Tank Mates

A question that is often asked by new Aquarium Shrimp hobbyist is what are makes for a good tank mate. Well the obvious answer if you are planning on breeding the shrimp and being able to raise the young is to avoid just about any fish. Read Full Article...


 

Controlling pH in a Dwarf Shrimp Aquarium

When keeping Dwarf Shrimp in the home aquarium it often becomes necessary to modify water parameters to meet the shrimp’s requirements. The pH of the water is often one of the most important parameters to maintain in appropriate ranges. Read Full Article...


 

Dwarf Shrimp FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Dwarf Shrimp. Read Full Article...


 

Cycling Aquasoil Amazonia

Aquasoil Amazonia is one of the best substrates available to the Dwarf Shrimp hobbyist. It helps maintain a slightly acidic pH and helps keep the water soft. There is, however, one major drawback to Aquasoil Amazonia, it causes a large Ammonia spike when new. Read Full Article...


 

Dwarf shrimp birth to berry

Dwarf Shrimp are fast maturing animals. On average, they take less than two months from the time they are hatched until they time they are able to breed. Read Full Article...


 

Malaysian Trumpet Snails (MTS) Good or Bad?

Malaysian Trumpet Snails (MTS) are considered pests by some and a welcome, sometimes needed, addition by others. Are they good or bad for a Dwarf Shrimp aquarium?. Read Full Article...


 

Caring For Red Cherry Shrimp

Keeping Red Cherry Shrimp is fairly easy for a dedicated aquarium hobbyist. Red Cherry Shrimp can be kept as long as the aquarium they are in has stable parameters... Read Full Article...


 

Cherry Shrimp Feeding

Red Cherry Shrimp are considered omnivores. That means they will eat both plant matter as well as meaty foods. When keeping Red Cherry Shrimp in the aquarium the three most common foods are algae, blanched vegetable... Read Full Article...


 

Why Do Store Bought Dwarf Shrimp Die?

I cannot count how many times I have been asked a simple, yet very difficult to answer question:... Read Full Article...