31. Crayfishes, Shrimps, Crabs, Snails, Mussels (120)

  • Taia naticoides

    26. October 2010

    This nice, live bearing snail could be imported again from Inle lake in Burma. It is a close relative to the European species of Viviparus (river snails). Like these they feed on soft particles like mouldered food tablets, detritus etc. They do not fit for fights against algae. On the other hand they also leave […]

  • Macrobrachium brasiliense

    4. August 2010

    Most freshwater shrimps that are established in the hobby originate from Asia and Afrika. Not even one species from South America has become a permanent aquarium inhabitant. There are several reasons for that, but the most important one is the fact that in most species from South America the larvae develop in marine environments. This […]

  • Clibanarius africanus with white shells!

    2. August 2010

    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 […]

  • Faunus ater

    20. January 2010

    This attractive, about 6 cm long snail currently reached us from Thailand. It is a relative of the well known Malayian trumpet snail. In the wild this animal occurs in the lowest reaches of rivers on muddy bottoms and is thus very tolerant against salt. So it is possible to keep it in freshwater tanks […]

  • Neocaridina heteropoda BLOOD RED

    13. January 2010

    There are always new cultivated varieties of freshwater dwarf shrimp appearing in the market. It is already difficult to determine the exact scientific identity of wild shrimps, it is almost impossible in cultivated ones. The animals imported under the name Neocaridina heteropoda BLOOD RED from Taiwan are a real alternative to the difficult to keep […]

  • Neocaridina RED-BEE-SNOW-WHITE-SHRIMP

    11. January 2010

    We already introduced this beautiful animal to you: http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/neocaridina-red-bee-snow-white-shrimp_en_1081.html. Now we have it again in stock, once more the beauties come from Taiwan. For our customers: the shrimps have code 485340 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale market.   Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

  • Macrobrachium eriocheirum

    5. November 2009

    We received the interesting shrimp species Macrobrachium eriocheirum from Thailand. It gets a body length of about 5 cm and thus it represents one of the smaller species of the genus. Males can be recognized by their unequal scissor arms, which are very hairy. M. eriocheirum belongs to the species with a higher developed breeding […]

  • Tylomelania sp. “Pure Orange”

    27. October 2009

    Lake Poso on Sulawesi (formerly: Celebes) is not only home of beautiful dwarf shrimps, but also of large relatives of the well-known Malayan livebearing snail (Melanoides tuberculata). The brash colour of the body is really astonishing. Species of Tylomelania do not feed on algae, but on detritus. Thus some muddy corners in the tank are […]

  • Septaria porcellana

    28. September 2009

    Once more we have received snails of the genus Septaria (Freshwater Limpet). These odd freshwater snails live in the same way as the Common Limpet (Patella vulgata) from the Atlantic coast. Like these marine snails, Septaria also have a marine larval phase. So there is no danger of unwanted mass-reproduction in the home aquarium. Freshwater […]

  • Colorful Great Ramshorn snails

    16. June 2009

    The Great Ramshorn snail (Planorbarius corneus, formerly known as Planorbis corneus) is kept in aquaria and garden ponds since the beginning of the hobby. They grow to a relatively large size (maximum 4 cm) and do not touch living plants. They feed exclusively on algae and detritus. This snail has a red blood that contains […]