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100 Glass Shrimp (Paratya australiensis) (Free Shipping)

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100 Glass Shrimp (Paratya australiensis) (Free Shipping)
  • Buy 2 for $59.99 each and save 7%
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Package contains 100x Shrimp


This package consists of 100 glass shrimp. These small shrimp, generally only reaching a maximum size of 2.5cm, are harmless omnivorous scavengers, suitable for any freshwater tank. As you can see, they are completely see-through, meaning that at a glance you can see what they last ate! They are particularly useful in home aquariums because they love to feed on algae, and keep your tank clean. If there is no algae, the shrimp will eat the leftovers of anything that you feed to your other fish. They are hardy little animals, and can generally take care of themselves. Glass Shrimp can be viewed as food by larger fish, but if they have plenty of cover in your aquarium, you can give them a good chance of survival in a fish-populated aquarium. As an example, we use them in tanks with our small rainbow fish to control the algae. Glass Shrimp are very unlikely to cause any harm to even your smallest fish or eggs, and are not really interested in anything moving. How many should you put in your tank? It is unwise to put much more than 60-100 into a 4 foot tank. They are quite small but with a large number of them they will add to the bio mass in the tank, and if the tank is already loaded with fish it could be too much for your filter system. Supplied shrimp are around 1-2cm long.
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Customer Reviews 42 item(s)

Love these guys:)
These guys are a wonderful new addition to my tanks. Keeping them clean:)) very happy with my new additions. Thank you.
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Review by MarriAnne / (Posted on 15/05/2018)
Great buy!
So happy with the purchase of these. They all arrived alive and well within 2 days of ordering, despite me living in a different state.
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Review by Bianca / (Posted on 12/05/2018)
Faster than superman!!
order sent at 3.30pm Tuesday afternoon, received my order by 11.31am on Wednesday morning. That is just amazing. All my fish were alive and well. Some of them are now dead due to getting sucked into the filter, but other than that, I will get some more.
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Review by tania / (Posted on 6/04/2018)
perfect quick delivery and all alive
perfect, quick delivery and all alive, Will buy more and have done so!!!++++++++++++++
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Review by Bj / (Posted on 9/01/2018)
Extremely Happy
I was slightly concerned when i first picked up the bags as all i could see was a mass of shrimp not moving at the bottom of the bag, but after floating them for a few minutes i found i had no deaths and all of them were healthy and active.

Will order from again.
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Review by Ash / (Posted on 6/09/2017)
100 Shrimp Ordered 100 Shrimp Arrived Alive And Well
I just purchased 100 x Glass Shrimp, they took 1 day and 19 hours to arrive (Courier took the long route).

No casualties. are the gurus when it comes to packaging live fish.

All my 100 x shrimp arrived alive and in good health.

Thanks livefish for making this another pleasant outcome.


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Review by JAMES / (Posted on 22/01/2016)
First time ordering live stuff online. Was a bit unsure of the whole thing. Shrimp turned up not only full of life but all bags were full of newborns to. Extra bonus. Will be ordering again as soon as I have extra dollars. Big thumbs up
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Review by Marie / (Posted on 14/01/2016)
Great product an communication
Today I received my 100 glass/ghost shrimp.
They were packaged really well an setup in bags of 10.
After viewing all bags not one of these guys died in transit which
I was expecting a few casualties, I emailed admin about my order
As I was sceptical about purchasing online, they replied the same day
Assuring me my order was on its way.
Extremely happy with my order an will order again in the future.
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Review by Adam / (Posted on 9/12/2015)
well packed
omg!!! was so cute they where packed in 10 bags of 10 or so. it was great as i have a few or many tanks i wanted to put them in. all where alive and healthy some where even berried ( had heaps of eggs) so happy.
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Review by kirra / (Posted on 13/11/2015)
very happy
they turned up really quick, and they were all alive very happy.
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Review by Wayne / (Posted on 10/08/2015)
My order of 100 turned up 48 hours after shipping notification and less than 10% mortality rate. Will be ordering again
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Review by Andrew / (Posted on 7/08/2015)
Excellent product & service
Thank you for the very prompt service and the great product.
All 100 of the glass shrimp arrived alive and are now busily devouring any algae and moss in my aquariums. Thank you.
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Review by Slightly Askew / (Posted on 28/05/2015)
Astounding Service!
Just received my glass shrimp all the way in Perth WA.
Couldn't be happier with my shrimp, atleast 95 of the 100 surviving the trip which was alot more than expected, I'm excited to know that I can order alot more off of you guys and not have to worry so much about loss of fish.
Prompt deliver and highly recommended for anyone ordering live fish within Australian. Even WA
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Review by maxx / (Posted on 29/04/2015)
Great service and product
The service was fantastic and the products arrived very fast which was my concern.
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Review by William / (Posted on 18/03/2015)
Great service and product
The service was fantastic and the products arrived very fast which was my concern.
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Review by William / (Posted on 18/03/2015)
Good experience
The whole purchasing procedure was very simple and convenience. I checked for stock and had the reply next day. Once ordered, I was advised the progress and the goods turned up on time without fuss. I believe ZIZ received more than 100 shrimps.
Can't ask for any more.
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Review by Bobby / (Posted on 9/12/2014)
All 100 PLUS shrimp arrived alive and in great shape.. Very please with the service at Live fish and highly recommend The service :) :) Happy shopper x
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Review by Krisitie / (Posted on 9/10/2014)
Great tank cleaners and feeders
Received the shrimp in great condition with all at a good size.
very few losses during shipping and excellently priced!
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Review by Michael / (Posted on 8/09/2014)
Amazing! They've scrubbed huge areas clean in just a few hours!
I bought 100 of these little shrimp, and they arrived this afternoon. All 100 shrimp arrived safely. They were packed in plastic bags containing about 10 per bag, with the whole set of bags carefully packed down in a large polystyrene box

My fish "tank" is actually a huge, deep ceramic garden pot that holds about 80 litres of water.

Over time, the inside walls of the ceramic pot have become deeply ingrained with a fine brownish algal substance - so fine and so deeply ingrained that I can't get it off even when I scrub it with steel wool.

This afternoon I popped the 100 tiny shrimp into the pot.

About 6 hours later I returned to look inside. Initially I couldn't see any shrimp at all. However, I suddenly noticed that huge areas of the inside walls were now almost white! Then, when I shone a torch inside and looked more closely at the white patches, I could see that the shrimp were working away furiously at the algae. They'd scrub a tiny grungy section (a couple of mm square) until it was thoroughly clean, and then they'd move ahead to the next section, etc. It's quite amazing to see how thorough they are, with their miniature feet working away furiously! At this rate the whole of the pot will be sparkling white within a week.

Needless to say I'm very pleased and - on the basis of this first day with my new shrimp friends - would highly recommend them.
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Review by Annie / (Posted on 27/08/2014)
Glass shrimp
Excellent all arrived safely
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Review by Jamie / (Posted on 23/08/2014)
Great service
Easy sale super fast delivery all shrimp were still alive an healthy
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Review by Steven / (Posted on 29/06/2014)
I bought some shrimp a few weeks ago now and never having bought live anything before by delivery I was freeking out ! I shouldn't have worried, every thing went extremely well. All alive and some with young. L F have done this before. Very satisfied. They are fantastic little critters to watch. I will do this again ASAP. (11-5-2014)
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Review by David / (Posted on 11/05/2014)
100% survival rate!
I'm extremely happy with this purchase, I was in need of some feeder shrimp as I lost a large amount due to a sudden ph change. The store owner was extremely quick to send these out to me and they arrived with a 100% survival rating, not one dead shrimp!

Exceeded my expectations, I'm very pleased, thank you for your assistance :)
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Review by Roy / (Posted on 8/05/2014)
Glass Shrimp
Ordered these little shrimp on Monday and received the following week as stated. I`m very happy with them lost a couple since their arrival but as i`m new to this i had expected it. Water conditions seem hard to keep at a level to their requirements,but i`m trying to keep on top of it.if I can keep them going through the winter,next summer i might try a tub outside from what i`m reading it may be easier than an aquarium.Thank you to everyone that has helped me and thank you livefish.
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Review by Suedaname / (Posted on 14/03/2014)
shrimp and other fish
bought from LF twice now, never any issues, fast delivery, easy transaction. a pleasure to do business with will be buying again.
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Review by rob / (Posted on 11/03/2014)
great service
Great service from Livefish. we had 2 shipments did on the way and the team at liveFish sorted us out on the third run.
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Review by Matt / (Posted on 2/03/2014)
great service
Great service from Livefish. we had 2 shipments did on the way and the team at liveFish sorted us out on the third run.
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Review by Matt / (Posted on 2/03/2014)
Perfect transaction.
My little shrimpys arrived all happy in tiny bags in a foam box packaged all neatly.

I put them in the tank and I'm pretty sure one of the Clown Loaches helped himself to a 46 course meal.

I have since found 4 of them bouncing around and munching on various things.

Im sure there are probably other ones racing around somewhere.

Thanks guys.
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Review by Scott / (Posted on 24/02/2014)
Awesome shrimp
Shrimp arrived nicely packaged and I could not put them in the aquarium until a day later, but they where all alive and kicking. I bought these for my 90 litre yabbie tank (3 x female with berries and 4 x males), i will say that 100 shrimps are like over capacity for a 90 litre tank, but I figured that some will make yabbie food and I even so ended up giving some away. I will buy this bulk pack again as I'm 5 starts happy with this package, however it's 4 start due to a slight order issue.
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Review by warren / (Posted on 16/02/2014)
Excellent value and all 100 arrived alive
Brilliant! Could not fault the delivery time or packaging.
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Review by Lionfish / (Posted on 25/07/2013)
Great product 10/10
about 20 died but hey 80 in the tank brings the tank to life!

The only problem I had was with the delivery, the package wasn't delivered untill 3pm and then left at the front door in plain view in 30' heat i guess i was lucky that not more died. (someone was home)
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Review by Lee / (Posted on 22/03/2013)
Excellent service, awesome product!!
Have ordered these little critters in the 100 pack twice now and both times they have been received the next day after shipping! The animals were mostly alive despite sitting on my doorstep both times and with little losses, Im talking about maybe 3-5 DOA, but for a small critter and the long voyage and wait to get them into their dedicated tank thats a great life/loss ratio!

Fantastic service even with my NSW impatience through the QLD flooding, they still managed to get my order out pronto!!

Will deffinately be buying from these guys again!!!

Thanks, you guys rock!!!
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Review by TeamSherman / (Posted on 6/03/2013)
Great little shrimp
Bought these along with some other fish , came well packed and all alive which surprised me , bought them to try to help control algae , unfortunately my goldfish thought it was Christmas come early and the whole 100 were eaten in under an hour, so lesson learnt !!!
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Review by Darrin / (Posted on 16/12/2012)
Awesome help in keeping tank clean.
Have bought these before...and they are a really great help in keeping the bottom of tank clean.
However due to the fact i have some larger fish in a community tank they tend to end up as food for my larger fish.
My little girl loves to watch them coming out whilst they go about their business.
Will definitely be buying again.
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Review by Rebecca / (Posted on 11/10/2012)
Return Shopper
2nd time i have order these from LF, Great effort in preparing and sending.

All 100 arrived in good shape and ready for the tank. Most received were larger than previous order and alot of egg carriers.

Great Effort LF will vbe back for sure.
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Review by Paul / (Posted on 6/10/2012)
Wow 100 Shrimp sent superbly and only 2 small losses, half or more were large females all berried up with eggs, went to work ASAP, little algae eating monsters.... BUY THESE SHRIMP!!!!
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Review by Cody / (Posted on 4/10/2012)
Very Nice Bunch of Shrimps
Got them the next day they were posted, also had a heat bag in it to keep them warm and cozy !!!

All of them survived the trip, originally thought a few was dead, but started moving when they touched warm water.

My electric yellows,10 of them, started in an instance eating them, even though these shrimps were bigger than the Electric yellow's mouths. So I had to remove them from the yellow guys and place them in couple of small tanks, just to enjoy observing them.

Oh well, better than if I had placed them with my Murray and ELN Turtles, they would have finished them in no time. Will try to see if my Murray Turtles will eat them once the shrimp can bring back the population up a bit, as the turtles seem to be happy living together with feeder fishes - colourless guppies.
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Review by Jackie / (Posted on 13/09/2012)
Value for Money
Recently was made aware of this place and as soon as i got on and did a bit of research found these guys are the best priced anywhere.

Recent purchase of 100 shrimp and a few plants.... Very Happy. Order arrived Northen VIC no problems. Plants were bright vibrant and fresh, Shrimp were well packaged and out of 100 ordered 94 arrived 6 of those dead and the remnants of 2 others removed before tanking. Majority where sized accurate or larger than suggested with about 15-20 quite large and loaded with eggs.

I have an established tank with Assorted Gourami ( Blue, Gold, Silver, Pearl), Ghost Knifes, Bristlenoses, Algae eaters, Clown Loaches..Etc Etc ( All Hand Feedable ) when shrimp got tanked it was amazing to watch an absolute frenzy of activity. Alas a few good men where lost ( to a good cause ) and now the remainder are busy hiding and cleaning.. Well Done Guys will be back for sure...
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Review by Paul / (Posted on 31/08/2012)
Excellent value for money...
I bought these for my small Eastern Long Neck turtles to eat.
They arrived in excellent condition... out of the 100 there was about three that were dead. The packaging was very good indeed.

The turtles ate most of them within a couple of days... there are a couple left in the tank. They must be very quick and crafty to have avoided being dinner!

I will definitely buy these again, as a turtle treat. They are less than half the price of the ones sold by my local pet stores!
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Review by Misubisu / (Posted on 9/09/2011)
I love these little guys !
These little shrimp are fantastic. I initially ordered 10 and some disappeared but the ones that are left are busily eating the black haired algae which has been giving me grief and cleaning the plants. They are also extremely interesting to watch !! I am now going to order 100 :)
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Review by Terrina / (Posted on 14/01/2011)
Good product, very helpful with transaction
Glass shrimp I purchased have all done very well. Staff were very helpful throughout transaction.
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Review by Dean / (Posted on 26/10/2010)
Small Species of glass shrimp
The species that live fish will send you seems to be a species smaller than the regular glass shrimp that is usually sold in pet shops. They are very small and would do best in a sheltered tank with other very small fish. Any fish large enough would probably gobble them up.

I have ordered them in order to seed some ponds as they are supposed to be very prolific. I have put them in the outdoor pond and it will be awhile before i can tell if they have taken well to the pond or not.

The ones i put in a tank disappeared without a trace and i do not know if they are still there, hiding in the rocks, or if they died. let's say if its excitement you want in your tank, glass shrimp are not exactly a source of entertainment. Review by Richard / (Posted on 26/10/2010)