Aquariadise & The Shrimp Farm shrimp giveaway!

September 11, 2016
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This giveaway has ended. Thanks for participating everyone! More giveaways are coming up in the future.

Aquariadise and The Shrimp Farm have teamed up again for another giveaway! This time, we’re giving away FIVE Amano shrimp and TEN grade AA Cherry shrimp. Yay!

amano shrimpAmano shrimp

Amano shrimp, better known as Caridina multidentata, are a shrimp species first introduced into the aquarium hobby by famous aquascaper Takashi Amano. They are known for being great algae eaters and are suitable for almost any peaceful community aquarium! A full Amano shrimp caresheet can be found here.

Cherry shrimpcherry shrimp

Cherry shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda) are a type of dwarf shrimp appreciated for their red color and easy care. Due to their size, they can be kept in even the smallest of aquariums. They are easy to breed and make a great clean-up crew for any peaceful community aquarium. The cherry shrimp we’re giving away are Grade AA, which means they are very bright red! A full cherry shrimp caresheet can be found here.

How to participate

This is a United States only giveaway. To participate in the giveaway, simply leave a comment below this article. Be sure to mention whether you have a preference for one of either shrimp species and to use the e-mail address you used to subscribe!

  • You have to be an Aquariadise subscriber in order to participate. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do so below.
  • The winner will be drawn using a random number generator on 18 September 2016 and contacted by e-mail or announced on Facebook. The winner has three days to respond with shipping info.
  • Keep in mind that these shrimp need a cycled aquarium to survive. If you are unable to supply a proper tank for them, please do not participate. 

Good luck everyone!

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  • Reply Jorge September 24, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Who was the lucky winner? We like to know….


    • Reply Mari September 25, 2016 at 1:54 pm

      The lucky winners have received emails last week and have since replied. I can’t make their email addresses public!

  • Reply Kelsey September 19, 2016 at 12:17 am

    I would like to enter if the drawing has not yet concluded. We have been searching for an Amano Shrimp to keep with our male Betta and small tetra school. Thanks for the chance! 😀

  • Reply Jenny September 18, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Would love either, but cherry shrimp are awesome! 🙂

  • Reply Chr September 17, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    i want to enter.

  • Reply Erica Swansen September 17, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    This is my giveaway entry. I would love the cherry shrimp but would be more than happy with either. Thanks!

  • Reply Bianca September 17, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Ahhhhh I would love these shrimp! Ive had plenty experience in shrimp keeping, but unfortunately the tank was very difficult to move to my new place, so I’ve been dying to have a shrimp tank at my new apartment to keep me company!

    • Reply Bianca September 17, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      This is my giveaway entry. I’ve started a new tank, just need the little guys to put in there!

  • Reply Jerad McCartney September 17, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Sounds like a lot of fun, thanks for the entry!

  • Reply Pratyusha September 17, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    I’d love to enter! Count me in!

  • Reply Avery Sunderland September 17, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    I have several cycled tanks that either species would find a great home in. So count me in and thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  • Reply Gerry September 17, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    I have a 5 gal tank specifically set-up for these tiny guys. Right now, I have one third generation Orange Sakura left. He’s doing well but I think he could use some company.

  • Reply Anthony Miller September 17, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Wow so many entries I hope i have even a small shot of winning. I am wanting to expand my shrimp colony and whereci live they are impossible to find

  • Reply rob September 17, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    shrimp are fascinating

  • Reply Brent Hatch September 17, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Would love some shrimp in my community aquarium!

  • Reply rob September 17, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    shrimp amazing

  • Reply Lauren September 17, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    This is a great giveaway! Thanks for hosting

  • Reply marianne September 17, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Entering, so hard to find Shrimp in my area!

  • Reply Kimberly September 17, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Entering! Love the site! We are just getting our shrimp tank up and running. Our little guys are doing great but could definitely use some more friends! I’d welcome the cherries into our happy home.

  • Reply McJilly Math September 17, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    I would love to get the cherry shrimp. They’re so pretty and small. I think it would fit in my small aquarium that I have.

  • Reply Rebecca Hernandez September 17, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Hopefully for some cherry shrimp!

  • Reply Tonya September 14, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    my entry in the giveaway

  • Reply Bradley Frieze September 13, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    This is my entry into the giveaway! Good luck everyone 🙂

  • Reply Peighton September 13, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    I’d love to win this! Cherry shrimp are gorgeous!

    • Reply Ollie September 17, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      Entered & Excited

  • Reply Jane Jones September 13, 2016 at 5:08 am

    I’ve been wanting to have shrimp again for so long, count me in!!

  • Reply soy September 12, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    They both look fantastic!

  • Reply Izzy the fish girl September 12, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    It’s funny, but the shrimp are just as much entertainment in my aquarium as the fish are now! Thanks for the opportunity, Mari!! Count me in!!

  • Reply Jorge September 12, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    As a child, I lived in a rural area. After school, I used to go with a group of friends to a small river near the town. In summer we went there almost every afternoon to swim and explore the surrounding forest near a hill. One afternoon walking upriver I found a small stream of clean, cold and crystal clear water. The bottom of the creek was covered with large and flat stones. Tender green moss covering the protruding stones out of the water. To my astonishment, I discovered in the bottom a few small, almost transparent, jumping shrimp with some green, blue and brown lines in their bodies. I wanted to catch one but it was impossible, they swam too fast. That was the first time I saw these curious animals in their natural environment. Since then I have felt an immense curiosity about these beautiful animals. Aquariums became one of my hobbies and it is my passion now. There is nothing more heartwarming than a beautiful planted aquarium, decorated naturally and especially with these small crustaceans that are the memory of one of the happiest times of my childhood.

  • Reply Charly Hahnke September 12, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    I’ve been dreaming of red cherry shrimp for awhile but I would be happy with either!

  • Reply Patricia September 12, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Amano would be great!! They won’t breed with my velvet blue’s.

  • Reply Bub September 12, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    I love the well-researched articles you guys put out!
    I also love shrimp. No particular preference for which variety.
    Keep it up, champs!

  • Reply Hendre September 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    You lucky united states people. When will we ever get some quality shrimp down in South Africa???

    Also, Hi Mari, will you ever hold an international competition or similar so we can get some good shrimp abroad?

    • Reply Mari September 13, 2016 at 10:26 am

      Hi! I’m not sure shrimp-wise as shipping live animals across the border is pretty difficult. However, there have been international giveaways in the past (plants and of course the pleco plushies) and I’ll make sure there are more in the future! 🙂

      • Reply Hendre September 14, 2016 at 10:18 am

        Great! Shrimp have been legal here a few years now. They are just super rare

  • Reply Evelyn Fitz September 12, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Was thinking about ordering some shrimp what a coincidence!!!

  • Reply Caitlin September 12, 2016 at 2:16 am

    I would love to have either , but i would choose cherry scrimps. I have never had them before and i think they make a great addition.

  • Reply Lauren Graves September 12, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Shrimp are awesome!

  • Reply brooke September 11, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I’d love to finally get some cherries! I’ve been wanting a group since forever!

  • Reply Jenn September 11, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I’d be thrilled to have either! The cherry would be easier to see on my substrate but I’d be so happy either way.

  • Reply Sarah Bialik September 11, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    This is a great giveaway, thanks for doing it! I think I would prefer some little amano buddies for my tank! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica September 11, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    I would love to enter! I have cared for and love both types of shrimp!

  • Reply Courtney Murphy September 11, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Hi! I’d love to get the cherries! Thank you for doing this giveaway!

  • Reply Madi September 11, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Ah! Yes this is absolutely fantastic! I’d prefer the cherries as I have two in my (fully cycled) 10 gal aquarium. There were more but only these two have survived a tank move unfortunately. HOWEVER I have another 10 gal which I could use the Amanos in… Hmmm…

  • Reply Mara September 11, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I’d love to actually get some shrimp to put in the shrimp tank I’ve had set up for months! hahaha. LFS never has anything besides ghost shrimp…

  • Reply Kazia Baillie September 11, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Both of the shrimp species would be fantastic honestly! I have such a hard time finding actual different varieties of shrimp in my local area. I’d love to be able to add these guys to my setup

  • Reply Karina September 11, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    I have small group of cherries already. Would love to get some more, especially more colorful ones!

  • Reply Gabby Cook September 11, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    I’d love to have either in my tank!! ^.^

  • Reply Lily Serrati September 11, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Would love the cherry shrimp to introduce new blood to my current stock!

  • Reply Caitlyn Czajkowski September 11, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    The Amano would be great!

  • Reply Savannah S September 11, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    I’d love the cherry shrimp, but the amano shrimp are also good. Thank you for doing this awesome giveaway! 😀

  • Reply Shinji September 11, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Hello! This is so generous and I would love to add the amanos to my community tank.

  • Reply Lupita Guerrero September 11, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Any would be good honestly

  • Reply Kathy September 11, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Good luck to everyone else entering!

  • Reply Taylor Broome September 11, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Wow thank you for doing this giveaway! Though I love all shrimp I have a special love for cherry shrimp!

  • Reply Virginia Doran September 11, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Hi! Would love to get the cherries, they can join my current crew!

  • Reply Riley September 11, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Cool! Those cherries look really high quality

  • Reply Kathryn September 11, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Entering! If I won it would have to be the cherries, Amano shrimp wouldn’t work well with my invert tank’s setup.

  • Reply Leah September 11, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    I’d like to enter!

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