Ghost Shrimp 101: Care, Tank Size, Food, Lifespan & More!

Ghost Shrimp, also called Glass Shrimp, are excellent scavengers and efficient aquarium cleaners. They actively search for any leftover food in your freshwater tank. Their transparent bodies make Ghost shrimp an interesting addition to the aquarium that you’ll love watching!

The ghost shrimp is a small invertebrate with a transparent body and orange to yellow colored spot on the center of the tail. The ten sets of legs each have tiny claws that help them in the feeding process.

Ghost shrimp are a nutritious snack for many types of fish, including those who don’t feed easily. They’re great to use with seahorses, lionfish, grunts and newborn sharks!

Like most of aquarium shrimp, they are easy to care. In this section, you will find the resources to learn about Ghost Shrimp care.