NQ Algae Shrimp (Caridina longirostris)
There are so many wonderful benefits to living in the tropics and it's a great place to grow aquatic plants. However, one of the pitfalls of living up here is that during winter we really don't experience how cold it can get in other parts of the country.
So, please can we ask during these months if you are living somewhere very cold, don't order livestock. Even with heat packs some fish, shrimps and snails will not survive the journey for places under 10 deg C.
Thanks for your co-operation.
Size - approx 1-1.5cm
The North Qld Algae Shrimp is a very popular and active algae-eating species. They are ravenous eaters, consuming not only most algae, but eat dead plant castoff material (detritus) and clean the tank of leftover food.
They are quite small, averaging between 1-2cm centimeters, making them ideal for a smaller tank. They only resist eating blue-green and green spot algae ( but have known to eat Black Beard Algae when no other food source is available)
It's one of the best all rounder clean up crew