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100 Glass Shrimp (Paratya australiensis) (Free Shipping)

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Time to wage war or Algae? You will be amazed by the results of this little army of algae eaters.


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.
Scientific Name No
Size 1.5

Customer Reviews

  1. 100 Shrimp Ordered 100 Shrimp Arrived Alive And Well Review by JAMES
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    I just purchased 100 x Glass Shrimp, they took 1 day and 19 hours to arrive (Courier took the long route).

    No casualties.

    livefish.com.au 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.

    Cheers

    James (Posted on 22/01/2016)

  2. Excellent Review by Marie
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    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 (Posted on 14/01/2016)

  3. Great product an communication Review by Adam
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    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. (Posted on 9/12/2015)

  4. well packed Review by kirra
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    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. (Posted on 13/11/2015)

  5. Excellent!!! Review by Krisitie
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    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 (Posted on 9/10/2014)

  6. Great tank cleaners and feeders Review by Michael
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    Received the shrimp in great condition with all at a good size.
    very few losses during shipping and excellently priced! (Posted on 8/09/2014)

  7. Amazing! They've scrubbed huge areas clean in just a few hours! Review by Annie
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    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. (Posted on 27/08/2014)

  8. Glass shrimp Review by Jamie
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    Excellent all arrived safely (Posted on 23/08/2014)

  9. Great service Review by Steven
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    Easy sale super fast delivery all shrimp were still alive an healthy
    (Posted on 29/06/2014)

  10. happy Review by David
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    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) (Posted on 11/05/2014)

  11. 100% survival rate! Review by Roy
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    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 :) (Posted on 8/05/2014)

  12. Glass Shrimp Review by Suedaname
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    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. (Posted on 14/03/2014)

  13. shrimp and other fish Review by rob
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    bought from LF twice now, never any issues, fast delivery, easy transaction. a pleasure to do business with will be buying again. (Posted on 11/03/2014)

  14. great service Review by Matt
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    Great service from Livefish. we had 2 shipments did on the way and the team at liveFish sorted us out on the third run. (Posted on 2/03/2014)

  15. great service Review by Matt
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    Great service from Livefish. we had 2 shipments did on the way and the team at liveFish sorted us out on the third run. (Posted on 2/03/2014)

  16. Perfect transaction. Review by Scott
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    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. (Posted on 24/02/2014)

  17. Awesome shrimp Review by warren
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    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.
    (Posted on 16/02/2014)

  18. Excellent value and all 100 arrived alive Review by Lionfish
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    Brilliant! Could not fault the delivery time or packaging. (Posted on 25/07/2013)

  19. Great product 10/10 Review by Lee
    Customer Rating

    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) (Posted on 22/03/2013)

  20. Excellent service, awesome product!! Review by TeamSherman
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    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 Livefish.com.au, you guys rock!!! (Posted on 6/03/2013)

  21. Great little shrimp Review by Darrin
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    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 !!! (Posted on 16/12/2012)

  22. Awesome help in keeping tank clean. Review by Rebecca
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    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. (Posted on 11/10/2012)

  23. Return Shopper Review by Paul
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    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. (Posted on 6/10/2012)

  24. Wonderful!!!! Review by Cody
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    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!!!! (Posted on 4/10/2012)

  25. Very Nice Bunch of Shrimps Review by Jackie
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    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. (Posted on 13/09/2012)

  26. Value for Money Review by Paul
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    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... (Posted on 31/08/2012)

  27. Excellent value for money... Review by Misubisu
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    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! (Posted on 9/09/2011)

  28. I love these little guys ! Review by Terrina
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    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 :) (Posted on 14/01/2011)

  29. Good product, very helpful with transaction Review by Dean
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    Glass shrimp I purchased have all done very well. Staff were very helpful throughout transaction. (Posted on 26/10/2010)

  30. Small Species of glass shrimp Review by Richard

    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. (Posted on 26/10/2010)


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