Native Red Nose Algae Shrimp

Native Red Nose Shrimp - Caridina sp Gulf1

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Description: These algae eating shrimp are native to Darwin in Australia and offer an excellent balance between appeal and function. Their unique, long red nose appearance makes them very interesting to watch scavenging in your aquarium but also are amazing algae eaters. They are used in most of our planted tanks and help keep your plants clean and fresh on arrival.

Breeding: The available literature on breeding Red Nose shrimp is somewhat inconclusive. Some reports suggest that brackish water is required in the larval stages whereas others suggest that survival is possible in 100% freshwater. More importantly, it seems that they are more easily bred when pre-prepared water is used. For example, water that has been left outside in a shady place for one week. Tap water with dechlorinator will likely prevent breeding.

Quick Guide:

Temperature: 22 - 30°C

pH: 7.0 - 8.0

TDS: 150 - 300


  • We encourage customers to drip acclimate all shrimp purchases to ensure they thrive in their new home. Please message us if you are unsure of how to do this
  • All photos are our own