Shrimp Bubble Live Algae, starter portion

Recharge your Shrimp Bubble with this starter portion of live algae that will grow and thrive in brackish water.

We culture two species of brackish water algae in our own hatchery. One species is Chaetomorpha sp. a truly euryhaline algae (able to tolerate a wide range of water salinity) and is found in the wild in specific gravity from 1.002 to 1.069 (almost three times the salinity of the ocean!).There are other species of the genus Chaetomorpha, used in reef aquariums, that do not tolerate lower water salinity, and will eventually disintegrate when placed in brackish water. Do not use those species in your Shrimp Bubble Ecosystem or for any type of brackish water aquarium. 

A second species of algae is a type of brackish hair algae species endemic to the Hawaiian brackish water anchialine pools, the habitat of the opae ula (Halocaridina rubra) shrimp. We acquired this species some time ago from a vendor in Hawaii, and have been cultured this algae in our hatchery ever since. We have yet to scientifically identify this algae species.

Shipping: Standard Flat Rate - $2.99

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Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
My Algae arrived fast and nicely packed!

I've had my 3 shrimp for almost 3 years now, their algae was no longer growing back and was running out. So I ordered a water change/refill kit, more algae and a new cleaning magnet. It all arrived nicely packed and in great condition. My shrimp seem very happy now! Thank you!


Exceptional service! Super fast shipping! I love my shrimp bubble ❤️

Nice portion of algae for shrimp

A generous portion of very healthy algae for our shrimp tank. Shrimp love it!


They came on time, but once I put them in the bubble, all of the shrimps died...

Very happy

I purchased 2 of the starter algea's from this vendor due to the lower costs and shipping compared to competitors. Both were packaged well and shipped in a timely fashion. Both container's were PACKED full of Algea and bright healthy green, no dead brown parts. Currently sitting in my tank while it cycles.

To save a few bucks, I do recommend purchasing the Algea from here. If I ever need more, I will come back.

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