Friday, January 28, 2011

International Shrimp Keeper Association

In October 2010, a loose network of shrimp lovers from all over the world decided to form a community of interest, called 'the shrimp club'.

While forums focus on practical shrimp keeping questions and advice, we felt like a wider theoretical perspective and international cooperation were still missing.
That is why we promote the hobby and knowledge within the hobby. Besides, we are one point of contact for the interested public, authorities, sciences and press. We support research into shrimps and invertebrates also as the preservation of the wild species through local environment protection programs. We will develop grading systems, classes and guidelines for shrimp shows, shrimp trade, and shrimp bargaining.

The shrimp club members have no financial interests, no selling intents and prefer non-commercial attitude. They also agree on that general public interest in the shrimp hobby is more important than personal advantages.

Within a few months, membership raised to around 50 advanced shrimp keepers, who joined by personal recommendation and invitation. The shrimp club will remain a non public community until we will have finished working on our basic statutes and the founding Charta of a legal shrimp keeper association (International Shrimp Keeper Association).

For now, we have members from 30 different countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, and Vietnam.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Shrimp Feeding

Here is an old video of my Super Tigers, Red Cherries, and New Bee Shrimp feeding:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Welcome to ebiGarden!  I will be blogging about my experiences keeping freshwater shrimp.  "Ebi" is Japanese for "shrimp," and Japan is where the popular Red Bee/Crystal Red Shrimp was first selectively bred.  The shrimp hobby has expanded internationally and continues to grow every year with exciting new shrimp.

I first started with Red Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda var. red) in 2008 and quickly expanded to other varieties.  To date I have kept: Red and Black Bees (Caridina cantonensis); Super Tigers,  Orange Eye Blue Tigers, and Black Tigers (Caridina cantonensis); Cardinals (Caridina dennerli); Harlequins (Caridina woltereckae); Blue Pearls (Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis var. blue); and Snowballs (Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis var. white).

Red Bee/Crystal Red Shrimp