In the current article we will talk about quite popular tank shrimp. This small and almost transparent shrimp has lots of various names – Glass shrimp, ghost shrimp (Palaemonetes sp). However, each of them describes it rather precisely. Since it is almost invisible in a tank, especially if the latter is full of tank plants.
This shrimp got its name due to its semitransparent body. These shrimps are good to to have in a tank with small fishes, because they help to keep the tank clean by eating food leftovers and other detrital products on the tank bottom.
Lifespan isn’t long – about six month. As for size – it may grow up to 2 inches (5 cm) long provided with good care.
Keep reading…Glass shrimp or ghost shrimp (Palaemonetes sp)
Sergey is a founder and author of Meethepet.com. He’s been fond of aquarium husbandry since his early childhood.
His favorite aquariums are biotopes (Amazon River), Echinodorus and Angelfish. However, through the years he’s had experience of keeping almost all types of freshwater fish and shrimps.