Shrimp Bubble Live Algae, starter portion

$ 6.94

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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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 50 reviews
Algae was pretty white

I decided to give my 3+ year old shrimp bubble a re-vamp and got new water and algae. The shrimp are so happy! The algae was not as green as I remember though, it looked a lot like my dead 3 year old algae with a tiny piece of green cheatomorpha.

Absolutely in love!

I have had my shrimp bubble for over 6 months now. I love watching them eat and move around. It’s so relaxing. I started out with 4 and I’m down to 3. They are so cute!!!

Starter portion

Delivery is great. They give you what you need. No problems with the algae. Shrimp are doing well. Have had them 3 years now.

Great customer service

Thank you for further support on a past order.

Erin R
Smooth Ordering Experience

We have purchased algae several times over the years and it always arrives promptly and in good condition. We have had these same shrimp for 4 years and renewed the algae a couple times but are impressed with how well our shrimp have done, thanks again.