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Purple Zebra Shrimp

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Purple Zebra

Purple Zebra shrimp or Potamalpheops sp. Purple Zebra are a small dwarf shrimp species. These shrimp originate from Asia in freshwater to brackish streams. They thrive in brackish water conditions, but can live in freshwater conditions. However, they cannot breed in freshwater due to the larvae they produce will not develop in freshwater. They require brackish to saltwater conditions to transform from larvae to shrimplets.

Purple Zebra shrimp grow to only 0.25 inches in length and are very tiny. Their bodies are clear with pink or purple stripes. The females, once mature, will possess a saddle of green unfertilized eggs just behind their head. Once the eggs are fertilized, the females will carry the eggs in their swimmerets until they reach larval stage. Once the larvae are released, they take about a week to grow into baby shrimplets. Successful captive breeding has not yet been recorded.

These tiny shrimp do best in small species only aquariums. They are perfect for any nano desktop tank. They can be kept with other small inverts such as snails and shrimp. Make sure these little shrimp aren’t out competed for food. They will eat any shrimp specific food and biofilm. They prefer to have natural cover and surface area to graze on.

We keep Purple Zebra shrimp on pool filtered sand in a tank with a Matten Filter. We feed them Shrimp King and Glasgarten foods. In their tank we have Malaysian Driftwood and Cholla logs.

If you love tiny these beautiful little shrimp are for you!

You will receive five (5) Purple Zebra shrimp also known as Potamalpheops sp. Purple Zebra. The shrimp you will receive will be young adults to adults ranging in size from 0.12 to 0.25 inches.

Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 7.2 to 8.5
  • Gh: 7 to 16
  • Kh:  2 to 5
  • TDS: 180 to 250
  • Temp: 70 to 82

Tank Equipment

  • Filter: Matten Filter
  • Substrate: Pool Filter Sand
  • Water: RO/DI Water remineralized with Shrimp King Sulawesi Mineral 8.5
  • Decor: Malaysian Driftwood, Cholla Wood and Indian Almond Leaves


Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
David Potocki
Great looking shrimp

These shrimp are very small, but are pretty active. They acclimated well to my brackish water tank. These are pretty active shrimp and the purple us very cool next to my Opae Ula shrimp.

Norma Jimenez
I love the product.

I have bought several with you. The quality and handling has been wonderful. The purple shrimp are growing and developing their color. Thanks for excellent service

robert caro
Beautiful, awsome, great, spectacular, stunning

This purple zebras are stunning such beautiful little guys they are amazing to look at and so playful and the colors are just unmatched. Flip Aquatics dors it again with the best shimp. I dont shop anywhere else. I Would recomend keeping them in a tank like a 2.6 fluval shrimp tank alone with a bunch of leaf litter and they do perfer harder water and a higher TDS than the average Caridina shrimp. They should start breeding soon in those conditions. I would tecoment to all shrimp keepers get some of these when avalible. They sell very fast!!! Thanks again Team Flip

Deanna M
Cant wait to get these

I have been waiting for them to be restocked.
I wrote them, they wrote me back immediately!
Provided me information on when they should recieve them I'm in Hope's to get 10 and 10 of another I have been waiting for
I'm very excited


Could you please get them back in stock