Select an invertebrate in the drop-down menu under 'Invertebrates'.
These species are very small, reaching a maximum of 4cm in size, and are the most popular with aquarists. These critters often consume algae and microorganisms. Dwarf shrimp are very peaceful and can be kept in large schools and other calm fish (preferably with small mouths e.g. Enlder Livebearers). A classic example of a crustacean from the dwarf shrimp species is the Red Cherry Shrimp.
With extremely long arms, hence the name, these species can grow very large making it rather risky the have them with certain types of fish as they may harass and eat them. Shrimps from this species are also rather territorial.
With their spectacular fans that replace where their claws would be. Fan Shrimp use their fan to filter floating food particles that drift through the current and due to the fact that they have no claws are rather peaceful.
These midget crayfish (only reaching 3 to 5 cm) are entertaining and amazing to watch as they wonder around the aquarium. It is recommended that these fish are not kept with shrimps as they can happy consume them as a midnight meal. However, an upside to this species is that they don't eat your plants! They have a lifespan of 1.5 to 2 years.
These prehistoric crustaceans certain look their age with their destructive claws and colourful displays. Just like all invertebrates and crustaceans they like to hide to provide them with some hiding places!