31. Crayfishes, Shrimps, Crabs, Snails, Mussels (119)

  • Platythelphusa armata

    Platythelphusa armata

    20. November 2013

    Lake Tanganyika in Africa is a kind of very large aquarium. Hundreds of endemic species – endemic means that they occur only there and nowhere else in the world – live in Lake Tanganyka. This week we have some specialities from the lake for you. First: Platythelphusa armata. This is one of nine species of […]

  • Neocaridina heteropoda Sushi Blue

    30. September 2013

    Neocaridina heteropoda is for sure the most popular of all dwarf shrimps; probably one must learn a new name for it, as it seems as if the name heteropoda is a junior synonym to the name davidi. But despite the name, may it be heteropoda or davidi: the dwarf shrimp scene is unthinkable without that […]

  • Macrobrachium brasiliense Paraguay

    27. August 2013

    For the first time we could import this species of shrimp from Paraguay. Most probably it represents a population of Macrobrachium brasiliense. That species was imported by us ocassionally already from Peru (see http://www.aquarium-glaser.de/en/archiv.php?news_id=299). Compared with the Peruvian specimens those from Paraguay have more slender arms, otherwise they look identical. The maximum length of our […]

  • Nigerian Floating Shrimps – Desmocaris trispinosa

    27. August 2013

    We received this charming dwarf shrimp from Nigeria. Maximum length is around 4 cm. The species can be bred quite well under aquarium conditions, for the babies are very large already when born. The floating behaviour is fascinating and unique. However, the shrimps show it only in very quiet water. For our customers: the animals […]

  • Neocaridina heteropoda Yellow

    Neocaridina heteropoda Yellow

    12. June 2013

    The dwarf shrimp Neocaridina heteropoda is one of the most easy to keep dwarf shrimps. It is absolutely undemanding regarding water chemistry and tolerates water temperatures between 10 and 30°C. Moreover it is very easy to breed. The species attains a maximum length of about 3 cm and is a perfect aquarium animal. Neocaridina heteropoda […]

  • Clibanarius africanus

    16. May 2013

    The charming hermit crab Clibanarius africanus has become a very popular aquarium inhabitant. It is an euryhalin species, which means that it can survive in both pure fresh and pure marine water. However, it seems that it can live in pure freshwater only for a few months, so it is much better to keep it […]

  • Perisesarma huzardi

    16. May 2013

    This crab is something like the big sister of the “classical” Red Mangrove Crab, Pseudosesarma moeschi. Regarding keeping that crab no major differences exist to that of the smaller relative with the exception that P. huzardi becomes as twice as large – about 8 cm carapax width. So the species needs bigger and more spacious […]