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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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    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, …

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    Hydra in Shrimp Tanks - How To Get Rid of Them

    What is a hydra? A hydra is a tiny freshwater polyp - a soft bodied pest with tentacles. They look like a stick with jellyfish legs, and are usually white, but can sometimes be lime green. They can …

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    Ammonia & Nitrite in Shrimp Tanks

    Ammonia is a toxic chemical that naturally appears in your shrimp tank. It's produced by your shrimp as waste, but it can also come from leftover food rotting. You need beneficial bacteria, by cycling …