The diet of a freshwater shrimp depends on the species, as the different species have different feeding requirements. Generally, shrimp are scavengers and eat nearly anything.Continue Reading
Shrimp that are in the Neocaridina or Carindina families typically need a greener diet of algae, frozen collard greens or kale and Spirulina tablets. The pearl shrimp lives among the substrate and needs a meatier diet, which is usually accomplished with tablets and flakes.
Some of the larger species of shrimp require greater meat sources, such as bloodworms and small feeder fish. Atya shrimp eat small particles of food that they find in the water, so they can be fed crushed flakes and enriched Artemia naupili.Learn more about Marine Life
There are several species of eels, which fall into the families of either freshwater or saltwater eels. The two eel families are the family Anguillidae and the family Moninguidae. Eels in the first family share a common genus and reside primarily in North America; those in the latter class generally live in tropical locales and have different body shapes.Full Answer >
There are more than 375 species of crayfish found in the United States and more than 600 total known species in the world. Crayfish are found in a variety of different colors, including brown, white, grey, red and blue.Full Answer >
Also known as starfish, the more than 2,000 species of sea stars are found throughout the world's oceans. They live in a variety of ocean habitats, including bay bottoms, dock pilings, rocky shores, tide pools, cold seafloors and warm tropical waters.Full Answer >
As omnivores, shrimp consume many different kinds of animal and plant species, but primarily feed on small fish, algae, plant particles and plankton. They will also eat decaying plants and will scavenge parts of dead animals such as snails, clams and fish, and will even eat other shrimp.Full Answer >