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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J
J.H.
Saved my shrimp!

My shrimp ate up all of the algae, and this emergency shipment of algae did just the trick! Took a little while to arrive, but the shrimp are hearty.

K
K.D.
I love it

This is my 4th shrimp bubble, everyone loves them! I love that I can change the water, add moss or replace the shrimp if needed! So much better than the ecosphere. I'll keep spreading the word

J
J.T.
Love it.

Love it.

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N.
Live Algae Starter Portion

After noticing that my shrimp bubble no longer had visible algae 4 months after purchase, I contacted the company to ask what to do about it. They recommended that I buy this starter portion so I did. It arrived within a few days and my shrimp were visibly excited when I added it to the bubble. My bubble is usually placed an appropriate distance from windows to keep the algae blooming; however, we've had an exceptionally long and grey winter this year, and thus not much sunlight. All 4 shrimp appear to be happy and thriving. I also purchased the shrimp food in case an occasional supplement is necessary. I know that the live algae helps to keep the bubble filtered as well as feeding the shrimp, so I'm glad the company sells this starter at a reasonable price. Love my shrimp bubble!

D
D.
exactly what we needed!

We love our little shrimp buddies but needed new algae for them - service and delivery were outstanding, as always! Thanks!

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