Trumpet snails are cool in their own way, but ghost shrimp are majorly entertaining. They’ve got some spunk, that’s for sure. I recently picked up three ghost shrimp to add to my indoor pond.
It already had trumpet snails, but they really aren’t that exciting. I mean, if you pay close attention, they can be quite funny at times, but mostly they just glide around the tank like pointy-ended roombas.
The shrimp are perfect companions for the snails. They add a bit of flair because they can swim through the water column. They move around a lot, looking for food constantly. If they come across a snail, they tug on it with their claws, which makes the snails jerk away like they are grumpy and don’t want to be bothered. The shrimp are mainly detritivores, so they aren’t likely to hurt the snails. I think if they got a tiny one, they might eat it, but one or two lost isn’t a big deal. I don’t think I’m going to have to feed these guys directly either since the plants seem to provide more than enough food for the snails.
There really only is one problem. What do you name 3 shrimp? Ideas are much appreciated.