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Tips, tutorials, and articles to help you care for your shrimp tanks.

Answering your questions about all aspects of keeping dwarf shrimps from tank cycling to feeding schedule and suggested plants.

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    Molting and Common Problems

    What is molting? Shrimps are invertebrates, and like the majority of invertebrates they have an exoskeleton (a skeleton on the outside) to protect themselves. Molting is when a shrimp leaves its …

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    Identifying Male and Female Cherry Shrimp

    Cherry shrimp and bee shrimp can look pretty similar when you first start keeping them, but it’s useful to know what your male to female ratio is when trying to breed them. Fortunately there are …

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    What Do Freshwater Shrimp Eat? The Essential Feeding Guide

    What do dwarf shrimp eat? Cherry shrimp and Bee shrimp are omnivores, meaning they eat both meat and vegetation, and this allows them to enjoy a lot of different types of food in their diet. They will …

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    How To Remove Duckweed From Your Shrimp Tank

    Duckweed has a bit of a reputation. Once you have duckweed, you’ll always have duckweed. Or that’s the popular sentiment at least. Seriously though, it’s a very powerful plant that …

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    How To Rescue Dropped Shrimp Eggs

    At some point in your shrimp keeping journey, you may find dropped eggs in your tank. Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to rescue the eggs. You can help them grow into healthy adults with just …

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    Neocaridina Shrimp Racing Stripes – All You Need To Know

    You might find that some of your Neocaridina shrimp develop a light “racing stripe” line down their back. It can vary in width and length, but will usually be a lighter colour line down …