Freshwater Invertebrates

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Freshwater Invertebrate

The two main freshwater invertebrates we have at Petco are shrimp and snails. Both of these animals are important components of your freshwater aquarium’s ecosystem, because they eat common types of algae, animal matter, and excess fish food. In other words, freshwater shrimp and snails are great for helping to keep your tank clean!

Frequently Asked Questions about Freshwater Invertebrates

Freshwater aquarium shrimp require daily feedings, but they typically get their food from algae or excess debris and fish food.

Just like any living creature in your aquarium, snails require regular feeding, a well maintained tank, and absence of predators.

Before shrimp are added to your new freshwater aquarium, a filter and heater should already be installed. Shrimp require a stable water quality and a temperature between 72 to 82°F.

That depends on the size of your tank. Freshwater shrimp will become stressed if they’re overcrowded and unable to move freely.

Their well-balanced diet typically consists of algae and fish or food debris. If there isn’t enough natural algae buildup, you can feed them algae discs.