Darwin Algae, Famous Algae Eater

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Darwin Algae Eater Shrimp

The Darwin Algae Eating Shrimp is an undescribed species of shrimp that was, until recently, classified as Caridina longisrostris. However, upon scientific revision, it was concluded that the species was more closely related to C. sp. NTnilotica. The species has been collected in numerous locations in the Darwin area, including; Leanyer Swamp, Buffalo Ck., Holmes Jungle, Daly River, and Roper River.

The Darwin Algae Eating Shrimp is a very attractive small shrimp that needs to be kept with smaller non-predatory fish. 

 

Algae-Eater

It is an ideal species for the consumption of algae in the planted aquarium. It seems to favor the filament hair type algae as a preferred food source. Adding a significant number of these to an aquarium will greatly contribute to keeping algae at bay. It will also consume detritus. If no algae are present, these shrimp will feed on normal fish foods. Personally, I feed them food intended for catfish and loaches.

Sexing

The female is larger in color, males are small thin, and clear. The colors can range from light green to red with a white stripe running from the rostrum to the tip of the tail.

Reproduction

This species does not reproduce very well in freshwater, however, some juveniles do survive. There is no research for reproducing this species however it appears to be similar to some other Atyiid shrimps in that it needs a marine or brackish phase in its life cycle. To produce numbers of this shrimp its larvae are raised in brackish ponds with salinity over 17ppt with high dissolved oxygen levels. The presence of algae is vital to raising large quantities of young. Once the larvae are through their first few molts and resemble their parents they are changed over to freshwater.

Preferred Water Parameters:

  • Temperature:22-27 degrees celsius
  • pH Level:6.8-7.6
  • General Hardness: Soft-Moderate

Range: Northern Territory, Australia.

Reproduction: After mating the female carries her eggs under her tail. The young disperse when they are fully developed.

Feeding: Omnivorous and Herbivorous (grazes on algae). Will also scavenge fish foods.

Size: 0.8cm - 2 cm +

Additional Comments: Native Australian shrimp, very useful for algae control in planted tanks. Ensure fish tankmates are of similar small size. Please note: avoid the use of copper-based treatments if invertebrates are present in the tank.


What to Expect from Us

Everything comes with a 100% live arrival guarantee!!

Note:

We can’t ship Livestock and Live Plants to WA and TAS due to State Restrictions. Kindly check out our DOA and other policies before purchase!!

 

Other things to consider before placing an order:


* Check to see if your tank has enough space.
* Ensure your tank is fully cycled.
* Ensure your new livestock is compatible tank mates for any other fish you currently have (in terms of habitat, species, requirements, temperament, and size)
* Ensure that your water parameters, habitat and temperature are suitable for the species you want to introduce.
* Do not stock your tank too quickly, or suddenly a large influx of fish can unbalance your water parameters that will affect the water quality.
* Do not feed your new fish for 24hrs. They need time to settle in and feel at home. Feeding them too quickly puts their health at risk, and it can even affect your water quality. If you have existing fish in your aquarium, feeding them before releasing the new fish is a good idea.
* Don’t be alarmed if, upon arrival, your fish, shrimp or snail look pale or lethargic. This is normal behaviour while in transit, and they should return to full colour and vibrancy after settling into their new home for a few days.


Also, be aware that livestock often gets stress and lose their colours after the long travel to you, this often happened to most livestock ( shrimps, guppies, plecos, and so on, kindly make sure you have the right set up, the aquarium must be fully cycled with the ideal parameters. Fishes and shrimps will often take from 3-7 days to fully adapt to the new home. If you have any concerns with your set up kindly talk to us or check out some online tutorials before purchase.

At Micro Aquatic shop, we strive to provide excellent service and high-quality products, any concerns kindly contact us asap and often we will get back to you in a few hours during working hours. We do not accept claims when the livestock entered your aquarium as there might be so many factors that can affect the wellbeing of the livestock, on our part we can guarantee that we are always sending out healthy and quality fishes and shrimps to you.

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SHIPPING POLICY

HOW LONG WILL MY ITEM TAKE TO ARRIVE?


The shipping time consists of twо seсtiоns:

  • Рrосessing Time: Verifiсаtiоn оf оrder detаil, sоurсing, quаlity сheсks, аnd расkаging. Аll orders are disраtсhed frоm the Sydney warehouse within 48 hоurs(from Monday to Thursday) аfter the оrder is рlасed аnd the раyment is reсeived.
  • Shiррing Time: The time that is tаken tо аrrive аt the destinаtiоn аfter disраtсh frоm оur wаrehоuses.

We use a high-security checkout procedure on our website to protect both the customer and Micro Aquatic Shop. This extends our processing time to 3 days as we fully verify our customers and fulfill orders.

SHIPPING TIME

For any livestock you have in your order, we will ship them via express service. This will usually take from 1-3 days to reach you. (after leaving our workshop)

Any other dry goods, bonsai, plants, and accessories, we will send via normal post. Usually, you will receive the items within 3-7 business day (after leaving our workshop)

Note: Most often, we will deliver the orders we packed during the day to the local courier, and they will be on the way to you.

How we pack our livestock:

When having fish shipped to you, it is important to plan accordingly so that your fish arrive in good health and with as little stress (to them) as possible. Unlike receiving a regular parcel, some extra care and planning must be taken to ensure the safe arrival of your fish.

This is how we pack our fishes/shrimps/snails:

Our livestock will be carefully selected and caught out and bagged with plenty of water and oxygen,

*For shrimps, we will put a bit of plastic net mesh in to grab on so they can stay relaxed and secure in their journey to the new home.

We then wrap bubble wrap around the fish bag and will carefully place it in a Foam Box. *Foam boxes are great to create a stable environment and temperature for the livestock when shipping, and they are also very durable. We then slid the foam box into a parcel bag then sealed it with a lot of fragile stickers around it.

Shipping Schedule  in our current Sydney Workshop:

  • Our order processing and shipping period is from Monday to Thursday
  • From Monday to Wednesday we focus on sending out all livestock orders.
  • On Wednesday and Thursday, we try to pack and ship the rest of the dry goods.

Note: We can’t ship livestock from Thursday to Sunday because, this is too close to the weekend and we don’t want that our livestock stays at the courier service's warehouse over the weekend, Kindly understand, this is for the well-being of the livestock.

*All shipping times exclude courier delays.

SHIPPING TIME FOR “HANDPICKED PRODUCTS” CATEGORY

Our “handpicked products” are shipped from our international warehouse located in Asia. The processing time for the “Handpicked Products” category is 1-3 business days and may extend to 5 days during peak times.

The shipping time is between 7-20 business days (Please keep in mind that the processing time is not included in the shipping time). Orders are not shipped or delivered on weekends or holidays. Please allow additional days in transit for delivery. If there will be a significant delay in the shipment of your order, we will contact you via email.


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ОRDER & TRАСKING:

When you рlасe yоur оrder with us, yоu will reсeive а Соnfirmаtiоn emаil, соnfirming yоur Оrder No. аnd рurсhаse detаils.

Оnсe yоur оrder hаs shiррed, we will send yоu аnоther Shiррing Uрdаte emаil with yоur trасking number. Tо trасk yоur расkаge, simрly сliсk оn the рrоvided link.

ОRDER & TRАСKING for Handpicked Products:

When yоu рlасe yоur оrder with us, yоu will reсeive а Рurсhаse Соnfirmаtiоn emаil соnfirming yоur Оrder No. аnd рurсhаse detаils. Yоur оrder will be рrосessed fоr stосking, расking, аnd shiррing аnd this nоrmаlly tаkes 1-5 business dаys. When this is соmрleted, yоu will reсeive а Shiррing Соnfirmаtiоn emаil.

Оnсe yоur оrder hаs shiррed, we will send yоu аnоther Shiррing Uрdаte emаil with yоur trасking number. Trасking infоrmаtiоn mаy nоt be аvаilаble fоr the first соuрle оf dаys аfter yоu reсeive yоur Shiррing Uрdаte emаil. Some dаys mаy раss between расkаge sсаns. But, we аssure yоu thаt this is nоrmаl аnd will nоt аffeсt yоur exрeсted delivery time.

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Sheeeeeeesh

The shrimp were bussin'

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Darwin Algae, Famous Algae Eater

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M.C.
Hardiest workers

Very healthy and hardy! These are robust and active creatures, who swims happily all day cleaning the tank.

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Fantastic shrimp and service

Package was very well packed and all shrimp survived the journey. Highly recommend Micro Aquatic Shop and I’ll be back to purchase again soon!

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C.M.
Hungry and Healthy Little Buggers From The Moment They Arrived!!!!

Good Average Size and Sex Mix, All Arrived Healthy. Great Shrimp For New Manos and Small Tanks.

No more than 10 minutes and they were into it like a Victa Lawnmower!!

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