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Rock Shrimp, also known as Sicyonia brevirostris, is a popular and unique species of freshwater shrimp that originates from the rocky streams and rivers of North America. They are a great addition to any aquarium, with their striking appearance and interesting behavior.


Rock Shrimp are relatively small, growing up to 2 inches in length, and are peaceful in nature. They require a minimum tank size of 10 gallons and prefer a well-established aquarium with plenty of hiding places, rocks, and driftwood.


These omnivorous shrimp will eat a variety of foods, including sinking pellets, algae wafers, and blanched vegetables. They are also known to scavenge for leftover food and detritus in the aquarium, helping to keep it clean.


The unique characteristic of Rock Shrimp is their striking appearance, with a bright red body and black stripes that resemble a zebra pattern. They are also known for their interesting behavior, climbing and exploring the rocks and decorations in the aquarium.


Rock Shrimp are relatively easy to care for and are a great choice for beginners and experienced aquarists alike.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.5-8.0
  • gH: 4-10
  • kH: 2-8
  • TDS: 150-300
  • Temperature: 72-78°F


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

Rock Shrimp

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