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Purple Metallic Shrimp

Original price $44.99 - Original price $249.99
Original price
$44.99 - $249.99
Current price $44.99
Size: Juvenile

Purple Metallic Shrimp


The Purple Metallic Shrimp is an exquisite addition to the freshwater aquarium, boasting a unique and striking purple metallic hue that captivates the eye. This ornamental shrimp is believed to be a result of meticulous selective breeding, designed to enhance both its vibrant coloration and lustrous, metallic-like finish. Ideal for nano tanks and planted aquariums, the Purple Metallic Shrimp not only serves as a visually stunning inhabitant but also plays a vital role in the ecosystem by grazing on algae and detritus.


  • Dazzling purple metallic coloration, making it a standout in any aquarium setup
  • Small and manageable size, suitable for a variety of tank conditions
  • Peaceful nature, allowing for cohabitation with other similarly sized and temperament species
  • Contributes to tank cleanliness by feeding on algae and biofilm

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 5 gallons, with plenty of hiding spots and a mature biofilm for grazing
  • Water Parameters: pH 6.5-7.5, soft to moderately hard water, with temperatures between 20-24°C (68-75°F)
  • Diet: Primarily herbivorous; thrives on a diet of algae, biofilm, and specialized shrimp food. Occasional supplementation with high-quality vegetable-based and protein-rich foods is beneficial
  • Compatibility: Best kept in shrimp-specific setups or with small, peaceful fish and invertebrates. Ensure that tank mates will not predate on the shrimp