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Riverine grass shrimp


Family: Palaeomonidae
Genus & Species: Palaemonetes paludosus
Common Name: Riverine grass shrimp, American freshwater glass shrimp, American freshwater ghost Shrimp
Size: Maximum 2" (5cm)
Habitat: North America: Common to fresh water rivers around America
Min Tank Size: Any size, preferably 5 gallon or larger.
Diet: Omnivore, will accept all food types.
Behavior: Peaceful.
Water: Ph 7.0-8.0, Temperature 70°F-78°F (21°- 25.6°C), Hard alkaline water.
Care: Easy, should only be kept in peaceful community tank, is a tasty snack for most bigger fish. Very succepteable to heavy metals and ammonia, nitrite and nitrates.
Communities: Small fish communities, or species only.
Suitability: Good.

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