Long Armed Freshwater Shrimp 5cm
Long Armed Freshwater Shrimp - Macrobrachium Australiense
Freshwater Shrimp are transparent, with a very thin and smooth outer shell that is periodically shed as they grow. They have a large spine sticking out at the front of the head and a fantail, which can be speckled with blue or green markings.
Freshwater Shrimp have 10 jointed legs (they are decapods; deca–ten, pod - leg), well-developed swimmerets (like fans under their tail), and a body that is flattened sideways. They are larger than glass shrimp and can grow up to 10cm in length.
Freshwater Shrimp mainly eat decomposing vegetation, bacteria, and particles of algae. They use their first two pairs of legs to grab the food and put it in their mouth.
They are particularly useful in home aquariums because they love to feed on algae and keep your tank clean. If there are no algae, the shrimp will eat the leftovers of anything that you feed to your other fish.
Please note: Due to quarantine restrictions, this item cannot be shipped to Tasmania.
The average size of shrimp on shipping is 5cm body plus claws. Claw size is dependent on the individual.
· Temperature: 18°C - 28°C.
· pH: 7.0 - 7.4
· General Hardness: 50 - 150 ppm
|Scientific Name||Macrobrachium Australiense|