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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 a few …

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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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    Do Shrimp Tanks Need a Heater?

    No. Most shrimp tanks will do just fine without a heater. Neocaridina and Amano shrimp are both very hardy species. As long as the changes are gradual, they can deal with a fairly large temperature …

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    Fertilizers for Planted Shrimp Tanks

    Shrimp love plants. A heavily planted tank gives them plenty of hiding places, and surface area for biofilm and algae to grow. Using fertilizers and a good light setup can boost your plant growth and …

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    Nitrates in Shrimp Tanks

    Nitrates are chemicals created by your beneficial bacteria, by breaking down ammonia. Nitrates are also a common ingredient in fertilizers for planted tanks. While it's less dangerous than ammonia, …