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Invertebrates are commonly introduced into freshwater aquaria. There are several snail species, numerous shrimps, and crayfish that are found in aquaria.



  • Atya gabonensis, Giant African fan shrimp
  • Atya scabra, Scabra fan shrimp
  • Atyaephyra desmaresti, Iberian/European dwarf shrimp
  • Atyoida pilipes Green lace shrimp
  • Atyopsis moluccensis, Bamboo Shrimp
  • Caridina cf. babaulti var. green, green shrimp
  • Caridina babaulti var. malaya, malayan dwarf shrimp
  • Caridina babaulti var. stripes, striped shrimp
  • Caridina gracilirostris, red nose shrimp
  • Caridina cf. gracilirostris, white-nose Shrimp
  • Caridina multidentata, Amano shrimp
  • Caridina cf. cantonensis var. bee, bee shrimp
  • Caridina cf. cantonensis var. blue tiger, blue tiger shrimp
  • Caridina cf. cantonensis var. crystal black, crystal black shrimp
  • Caridina cf. cantonensis var. crystal red, crystal red shrimp
  • Caridina cf. cantonensis var. tiger, tiger shrimp
  • Caridina cf. propinqua, tangerine shrimp
  • Caridina cf. serrata var. chinese zebra, chinese zebra shrimp
  • Caridina sp., Indian Dwarf Shrimp
  • Caridina sp., Indian Whitebanded Shrimp
  • Caridina woltereckae, Sulawesi harlequin shrimp
  • Caridina dennerli, Sulawesi cardinal shrimp
  • Caridina cf. breviata, bumblebee shrimp
  • Caridina sp., black midget shrimp
  • Caridina serratirostris, Ninja Shrimp
  • Caridina pareparensis parvidentata, malawa shrimp
  • Caridina simoni simoni, Sri Lankan Dwarf shrimp
  • Desmocaris elongata, Guinea Swamp Shrimp
  • Euryrhynchus amazoniensis, Amazon zebra shrimp
  • Halocaridina rubra, Hawaiian Red shrimp (brackish, but can be acclimated to freshwater)
  • Macrobrachium assamensis, Red claw shrimp
  • Macrobrachium dayanum, Rusty longarm shrimp
  • Macrobrachium eriocheirum, Fuzzy claw shrimp
  • Macrobrachium faustinum, Caribbean longarm shrimp
  • Macrobrachium kulsiense, Sand shrimp
  • Macrobrachium lanchesteri, a.k.a. Cryphiops lanchesteri, Riceland prawn
  • Micratya poeyi, Caribbean dwarf filter shrimp
  • Neocaridina heteropoda (wild type), Wild type cherry shrimp
  • Neocaridina heteropoda var. red, Cherry shrimp
  • Neocaridina heteropoda var. yellow, Yellow shrimp
  • Neocaridina palmata, Marbled dwarf shrimp
  • Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis var. blue pearl, Blue pearl shrimp
  • Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis var. white, Snowball shrimp
  • Palaemonetes ivonicus, amazon glass shrimp
  • Palaemonetes paludosus, american ghost (glass, grass) shrimp
  • Palaemonetes varians, european ghost shrimp
  • Potamalpheops sp., purple zebra shrimp
  • Xiphocaris elongata, Yellow Nose Shrimp




  • Artemia franciscana, San Francisco brine shrimp
  • Artemia salina, Utah salt lake brine shrimp
  • Artemia nyos, Sea Monkeys
  • Parartemia zietziana, Sea Dragons
  • Artemia sp., Siberian brine shrimp
  • Lepidurus apus, golden tadpole shrimp
  • Triops longicaudatus, longtail tadpole shrimp
  • Triops australiensis, Australian tadpole shrimp
  • Triops cancriformis, European tadpole shrimp
  • Thamnocephalus sp., beavertail fairy shrimp
  • Streptocephalus sp., redtail fairy shrimp
  • Streptocephalus sp., dry lake fairy shrimp
  • Brachinecta sp., winter fairy shrimp
  • Daphnia, water flea
  • Moina, japanese water flea
  • Diplostraca, clam shrimp


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