Aquatic Pets

Choosing Tankmates

Size and Water Conditions

M. rosenbergii are very unique aquarium creatures and can be a great focal feature or discussion topic for anyone. Hosting bright blue claws and reaching the size of a small lobster. The Giant River prawn are easily bred in captivity. They have phases of life in both fresh and brackish water. However, they are not recommended for new Aquarists. A pH range of (7.0 to 8.0) is fine. They are very sensitive to ammonia. Maintain  calcium levels in order to keep their shells in top condition and no heater should be needed if water is maintained at room temperature.


Community Tank

 Choosing tankmates for the Giant river prawn can be difficult. A tank dedicated to the species is highly recommended. Any tankmate would  have to be large enough to avoid being consumed by mature shrimp, and if your raising for breeding purposes, small enough to not devour small shrimp larvae. Herein lies the difficulty level. Its recommended to use fish that are not particularly dear to you and are exceedingly easy to reproduce or have in high quantities. 

 Trumpet snails are a good choice, as they are sturdy and effectively prevent being eaten out of their shells. Other snails, such as ramshorn and pond snails, lack such sturdiness and are easily eaten out of their shells.


Planted tanks

They are known to dig up small, delicate plants and CO2 infused tanks are not suitable for this species. Its highly recommened to have well oxygenated water.


Raising

The Giant River prawn are easily bred in captivity. They have phases of life in both fresh and brackish water.  

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