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Red Shrimp Eating Video

Posted by TFH Magazine in Tropical Fish Hobbyist Blog on August 31, 2011 at 11:16 am

Fire red shrimp. Photograph by MP. & C. Piednoir.

By David E. Boruchowitz

Freshwater shrimp are one of the hottest newcomers to the aquarium hobby, and selectively bred red ones are extremely popular. One of the amazing things you can observe in your pet shrimp is the way they feed. Seeming to stare off into the distance, they sample detritus completely by touch and scent, moving their feeding appendages in apparent fast forward, transferring edible finds to their mouthparts at the same pace. Here’s a close-up video that shows the process: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWL2XUU8PJw

Posted in Aquatic Videos and David E. Boruchowitz by TFH Magazine on August 31st, 2011 at 11:16 am.

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