Friday, November 06, 2009
Underwater Garden with freshwater shrimp, Aquarium Society Show, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. When you mention shrimp, most people think of the saltwater shrimp that you buy in a bag at the grocery store or get with cocktail sauce at the restaurant. However, the prawns that you buy are largely freshwater or brackish in origin. There are, as you might expect, a nice variety of freshwater custaceans that you can have in your aquarium in a wonderful assortment of colors. The same holds true for freshwater plants in a whole menagerie of shapes and colors. Keeping your fish from eating both your shrimps and your plants, however, may be challenging.