Ghost Shrimp can be kept in aquariums larger than 5 gallons
Grass shrimp will readily breed in the aquarium if kept in large enough groups. The female carries the eggs, which appear as small green dots under the tail.
So, if you want to make sure that you always have a healthy population of red cherry shrimp in your aquarium, it is wise to keep some of the breeding adults in a separate space away from potential predators. Because of their small size, you should really only house the red cherry shrimp with small and non-aggressive fish. These things like to eat a large variety of algae and therefore make for a great algae controlling animal to have in your aquarium.
Bamboo Shrimp are native to Southeast Asia and can be a very interesting aquarium shrimp in a tank. Bamboo Shrimp are readily available for sale at both local fish stores as well as chain stores They are available in small, medium and large sizes. Before you buy, make sure your Bamboo Shrimp has all of his legs, antennae and eyes. Also look to see if the shrimp has good color, and is otherwise active and healthy. Bamboo Shrimp are very peaceful in disposition. They are non-aggressive and are really fun to watch.
Large shrimp - Picture of The Florida Aquarium, Tampa - TripAdvisor
Coral Banded Shrimp - Large (Stenopus hispidus) - Aquarium Depot
They’ll eat many types of fish flake and pellet food, but they also like to snack on algae and detritus, so they’ll also serve as a type of cleaning crew for the tank. They do tend to be smaller than most of the other shrimp discussed, so much so that they are sometimes used as a food source for larger fish in the aquarium. Many people keep them as pets however, so if you’d like to go that route make sure to provide adequate hiding spots for them. They’ll waste no time when it comes to breeding, so if you have a pair, make sure you have ample room for the expecting mother. Also, have a food source for the young on hand, such as a liquid food solution, rotifers, or newly hatched brine shrimp.These shrimp are not primarily algae and microorganism eaters, but eat detritus and bigger particulate matter of both animal and plant origin in their natural habitats. In the aquarium they will do great on pellet and flake food and even eat some types of algae (primarily string and hair algae). Some of these shrimp get quite large, however the shrimp I have listed here will stay small ( usually around 5cm or below) and will not harm any other tank inhabitants. These shrimp have a lot of personality and are fun to watch for hours on end. Popular but less ornamental varieties include Ghost Shrimp and Amano Shrimp. Amano Shrimp are omnivorous and are noted for their ability to consume most types of aquarium algae. Amano Shrimp are primarily wild caught and are difficult to breed in captivity. Ghost shrimp are a low cost small algae eating variety. They are often used as feeder shrimp for larger fish. They are easy to breed and a useful addition to any aquarium.One of the most distinguishing traits of the Yamato shrimp is thatit is much more attractively colored than the other varieties. Theirbodies are light brown to opaque with a tan stripe down theirback. Additional series of broken reddish-brown lines run down theirsides. They will also have two dark spots on their tail, one in eachrear corner. Of additional importance to aquarists is the fact thatthey do not possess the large claws of some of the other shrimpspecies and they are purportedly longer lived.