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
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
These shrimp are fantastic at cleaning the various algae from my aquascape tank. Im very happy with my purchace
i ordered 10 NQ alqae shrimp and got a few extra. all came healthy and very quick overnight delivery to Ballarat VIC. very happy with everything.
Could not be happier to receive these beauties! Packaged well and even got a few extra! Super pleased, can't wait to put in another order with Abquatics! A++++++
Ordered 1 nerite and 3 shrimps, arrived with 2 nerite and 4 shrimps. All healthy and active :D
I put about 10 into a 35L tank that has the start of a fine hair algae outbreak and a few spots of black beard. Within 1 hour they'd completely striped the algae off a decent sized clump of Java fern and had started on the next. They have not stopped since the moment they went in the tank. MUCH braver than cherry shrimp, very strong swimmers. They even cleaned my snails while they were on the move.