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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Great delivery time and simple to use to reduce risk to shrimp

My Algae was mostly dead, and I needed some replacement. I just wish shipping was perhaps a bit cheaper, but I understand the need with live products.

Great service and product!

I’ve had no problems communicating to the sellers! They always help me get what I need done! Great people and wonderful shrimp. Thank you!


My shrimp were super happy to have more live alge!

Very good service

I needed more algae for my shrimp bubble, and it came in time and revitalized teh ecosystem. I was really impressed with the customer service. I'd ordered the overnight shipping for an extra $20, but they told me that they were located only a short drive from my house, so the extra shipping was not needed. Small world.


I guess I wasn't giving my shrimp bubble enough light or my shrimp just ate it, but my bubble no longer had algae, so I ordered this. It came with enough algae that I only had to put some in the bubble to return it to its former state. The shrimp seemed happy to have their algae back.