- Common Name(s)
- Whisker shrimp
- Scientific Name
- Macrobrachium sp.
- Maximum Size
- 2 inches
- Minimum Tank Size
- 5 gallons
- Tank Setup
- Hard to find in a heavily planted tank, but they do well in most conditions
- Tank Region
- They will take pellets, flakes, wafers, etc.
- 3 weeks to hatch, the young hatch out ready to eat what the adults do.
- Best kept on their own, or with snails. They are known to kill other types of shrimp and fish.
- Ease of Keeping
- pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 72-82 Fahrenheit
By ふうけ - ふうけ's file, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=224332
Indian whisker shrimp:
By Ltshears - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17341011
CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16852541
Here's the best picture I could find of one that are commonly sold: https://d11kavc4axrfgm.cloudfront.net/pet_care/wp-content/uploads/1970/01/04153743/indian-whisker-shrimp.jpg
They are often mislabeled as ghost shrimp, which is bad because whiskers are aggressive.