Supershrimp! This is one of the most amazing creatures that most people will ever see in their lives. Not only does this extremely rare shrimp live to be over 20 years old, but it comes from habitats that experience extremes in salinity, temperature, light and even nutrient pollution. Hence, these shrimp have evolved to be one of the toughest creatures around (as long as they are not poisoned with ammonia in an uncycled tank).
Best kept at around half ocean salinity (exact measurements are not important), this shrimp lives and thrives in 1-3 gallon sized aquaria that do not need any water changes (ever) and infrequent feeding (once every two to 4 weeks). Just top off evaporated water with reverse osmosis or destilled water..
*THESE ARE THE ONLY CAPTIVE BRED OPAE ULA (Halocaridina rubra) FOR SALE (in commercial quantities) IN THE WORLD!* All other shrimp offered for sale anywhere else are either taken from endangered habitats in the wild or come from natural and artificial pools that are populated by shrimp from natural habitats through underground connections (even if the owners of such pools claim that they are “aquaculturing” these shrimp).
For more information, pictures, a species description, and step by step tank setup instructions, click here.
Please read our FAQ about why your shrimp may not be bright red after shipping here.