Australian Fairy (Brine) Shrimp




Real Australian Fairy Brine Shrimp. These shrimp are much larger than the common American variety, Having a much larger body they hold way more nutrients providing your aquaria with a real feed not just exercise chasing them. In summary, your fish will be happy having such a hearty meal.


Descriptive Features:

  • Soft, delicate, variable colour.
  • Clearly defined head, thorax and abdomen.
  • No carapace.
  • Prominent stalked eyes.
  • 11 pairs of leaf-like appendages, 1 pair per thoracic segment.
  • Legs with 1 pre-epipodite.


Total length: small to moderately large, 10 – 50 mm

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Ecology: Instream habitat: Fairy Brine shrimp occur in temporary freshwater including, pools, ditches, rock holes, and ponds.
Feeding ecology: They are planktonic filter feeders. This means they use a groove between the bases of their legs to filter microscopic organisms from the water.

Habit: Fairy Brine Shrimp swim with their ventral surface uppermost.
Life history: Males use the enlarged antennae to grasp females during copulation. Eggs are resistant to desiccation and are activated by the presence of water. Branchinella can develop from resting eggs to a dense population quickly after inundation. Nuisance blooms can occur.


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In conclusion, if you are living in Tasmania and want to purchase Copepods, Rotifers, Amphipods and Daphnia you will need to complete a permit. Tasmanian Government interstate wildlife import permit.


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Therefore, we are now able to provide continuous high-quality production of popular live foods.

Finally, Aquarists of all skill levels can now have a real chance at breeding their own favourite Pipefish, Cowfish, Mandarin fish, Shrimp and more. Being able to provide essential live food that’s required for newborn and juvenile Aquaria.

In conclusion, Fairy Brine Shrimp is only one of the many products we are proud to offer at Aquatic Live Food. Check out our website for many more exciting products in store!

Additional information

Weight 0.900 kg
Dimensions 100 × 100 × 200 mm

250ml, 500ml