Bumble Bee Shrimp

lg 80360 Bumblebee Shrimp
Latin name: (Gnathophyllum americanum)

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Orange, Tan, White, Yellow



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The Bumble Bee Shrimp is an ideal choice for a nano aquarium due to its small size and peaceful nature. It is important to note that they should be kept as pairs and require moderate light to ensure easy viewing. Additionally, they are sensitive to copper, high nitrates, and iodine levels; thus, it is essential to maintain the correct levels in order to help them molt properly. Furthermore, providing the right substrate for these shrimp is also important for them to thrive in their environment.

The Bumble Bee Shrimp is a hardy species that can survive without the need to feed upon the tube feet of echinoderms. It is important to ensure they are given a healthy, varied diet to ensure optimal growth and health. Providing frozen meaty foods like brine or mysis shrimp, cockle, and small pieces of fish daily is a great way to ensure they are receiving the nutrition they need. Additionally, it is beneficial to supplement their diet with vegetable-based foods such as algae and blanched vegetables.

Bumble Bee Shrimps should not be added to an aquarium without first checking with a certified aquarium professional. These shrimp are small, so it’s important to be careful not to introduce them into an aquarium with larger organisms that may consume them.

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