For many fish keepers there is a constant obsession with obtaining the next tank mate. At some stage the point has to be reached where there is no more room for fish. This is when aquarium shrimp are often discovered; there are a range to collect and they hardly take up any room in your fish tank.
Aquarium Shrimp Varieties
Shrimp breeders have been concentrating on obtaining and reproducing interesting specimens. There is now a range of bright red and crystal clear aquarium shrimp widely available. Other shrimp species with pleasing patterns and other vibrant colors are also options for the aquarium shrimp connoisseur.
Why People Choose Aquarium Shrimp
Although aquarium shrimp may be in demand they are very affordable. Simple breeding requirements and low overheads allow aquarium shrimp to be sold rather inexpensively compared to most fish. It is not uncommon that your shrimp will reproduce in a community aquarium which makes for an extra dimension to your aquatic hobby.
Aquarium shrimp are particularly useful in a planted tank. A small army of shrimp will relentlessly scour your aquatic foliage for algae. After eating the green slime the shrimp will move on to the next patch of algae without harming a leaf on your plants.
Aquarium Shrimp For Sale
You can buy aquarium shrimp species available to suit both freshwater and marine setups. Freshwater varieties are generally smaller and cheap while saltwater shrimp grow larger and sell for more.
Below you will find these shrimp for sale from eBay listings.