North Queensland NQ Algae Shrimp

North Queensland Algae Eating Shrimp - Caridina longirostris

Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Description: The NQ Algae eating shrimp has to be one of the best algae cleaners in Australia. These combined with nerite snails and Otocinclus are sure to keep your aquarium clear of algae (assuming your aquarium parameters are balanced!). In addition to being elite algae cleaners, they will also clean up old and decaying matter. They are quite clear, and will not distract from your aquascape, maxing out at 2cm. The only algae types they do not eat are blue-green algae and green spot algae. They have even been known to eat the dreaded black beard algae when food sources are low. 

Breeding: NQ algae shrimp will not breed successfully in freshwater.

Quick Guide:

Temperature: 23 - 30°C

pH: 7.0 - 8.0


  • All photos are our own
  • 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