Shrimps 101
  • Why are my shrimps dying!?

    Why are my shrimps dying!?

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    Why are my shrimps dying? A common question asked by many newbies to the shrimp keeping hobby, many veteran shrimp keepers also deal with this problem from time to time. Shrimps are a very resilient creature that could take a lot of changes to the water parameters, especially if you are changing the water or transferring them to a new tank, but like every living creature, it reaches a point where it just can’t take the sudden changes and dies....

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  • Life without oxygen: Shrimp edition

    Life without oxygen: Shrimp edition

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    We all know the basics of life is cells. One of the biggest components of a cell to survive is oxygen.  Without it, it would simply die. Oxygen is an essential part of our body and we are 65% made up of oxygen! Most living organisms use oxygen to survive, even fish! Yes, that’s right, fish! Many believe that fish don’t use oxygen because they live underwater, but it is not true!  They get most of their oxygen in the...

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  • DON'T EAT YOUR SHRIMPS!

    DON'T EAT YOUR SHRIMPS!

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    The Shrimp Keeping hobby has grown a lot in recent years as they are easy to keep and maintain, given the right parameters needed with the type of species you want to keep.

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  • Most colorful shrimp pictures

    Most colorful shrimp pictures

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    It is amazing how diversity can be found anywhere, people, plants, and animals are showing the difference in color, culture, behavior, and alike. The magic of life is always unquestionable and it is something normally captured through images that are taken at the right moment. Shrimps are never boring because of how the variations appeal to the eye and it is only right to showcase them. So here are a few pictures that show great captured colorful freshwater shrimps:  ...

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  • Funny Shrimp GIFs

    Funny Shrimp GIFs

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    Shrimps are normally movable and all over the place, which should be good for the owners as the shrimps are happy and well-adapted to the environment it is at. But there are times that the shrimps can also fool around when it is well-adapted to its environment that is something captured through these GIFs.    The next day I will be on a diet! This goes on and on! This is when your cheat day is already way out of...

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  • Amazing Freshwater Shrimp Pictures

    Amazing Freshwater Shrimp Pictures

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    There are a lot of pictures that will appear on a single search however, only a few can capture perfect moments and it cannot be repeated even if the subject is just the same. Here are examples of perfectly captured cherry shrimp pictures that are shot at the right angle and at a perfect time. Shrimps have enormous beauty at its little size than most people could imagine. It is fascinating to show highlights of shrimps look like in a...

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  • Shrimp Mating: How does it happen?

    Shrimp Mating: How does it happen?

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    Ever wonder how shrimps mate? It is a bit different than the usual mating process like other animals do which some lucky individuals are able to capture and share. These videos are interesting as not every day someone can witness the said activity. But fret not, whatever the videos show are just part of the mating process which does not do any harm to either male or female shrimp. It is just amazing to discover new things every now and...

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  • Darwin Algae Eating Shrimp

    Darwin Algae Eating Shrimp

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    Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum: Crustacea Class: Malacostraca Order: Decapoda Infraorder: Caridea Family:  Atyidae Genus:  Caridina Species: Caridina Longirostris closely related to C. sp. NTnilotica Behavior: Non-aggressive Length: Grows up to 5 cm Tank Temperature: between 15-21 degrees celsius Water chemistry: pH: 6.5-8 Hardness: soft to hard Diet: Algae-film, any fish food, other detritus, unwanted fish food leftovers This type of shrimp is a native of Australia which is not yet for export due to strict policies. This...

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  • Cherry Shrimp Data Sheet

    Cherry Shrimp Data Sheet

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    Scientific Classification  Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum: Crustacea Class: Malacostraca Order: Decapoda Family: Atyidae Genus: Neocaridina Species: N. davidi Binomial name: Neocaridina davidi Behavior: Non-aggressive Lifespan: 1-2 years depending on the care Diet: Algae-film, any fish food, vegetables such as zucchini (courgette), baby carrots, peas, cucumber, kale and spinach Sex: Male is less colorful than female shrimp and females are usually bigger than males as the female shrimp is to carry the eggs in the saddle.  This breed is one...

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  • How Not to Kill My Shrimps

    How Not to Kill My Shrimps

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    To make a successful fish tank, there are few things the owner must remember at all times as it is going to determine a good outcome. Shrimp care is rather difficult than taking care of a fish tank because shrimp is more delicate than fish.  If owners want to ensure less to zero casualties on the shrimp tank or production, a quick guide is important so inexperienced or even established owners can have a go-to reference to help.   1....

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  • Acclimating Shrimp- Preparation to add shrimp to a freshwater tank

    Acclimating Shrimp- Preparation to add shrimp to a freshwater tank

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    Acclimating Shrimps Is there ever a time that you moved from one place to another? Have you switched jobs and had to deal with a new work environment? How does moving to a new neighborhood feel? In all aspects, people and animals have that in common, moving to a new environment is usually life-changing because of simply how to react to that new environment and how to cope with the new change. Animals have that feeling too! The change in...

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  • Darwin Algae Eater Shrimp

    Darwin Algae Eater Shrimp

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    Darwin Algae Eater Shrimp   As aquascaping has captured a lot of enthusiasts nowadays, a start-up guide is the usual go-to on how to get everything work-out. In a starter approach, a lot of considerations have to be checked in making sure that the venture will be a success for whatever purpose the owner would like to accomplish, may it be just for whiling the time, a hubby or a start-up business if you may. The common goal is to...

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