List of brackish aquarium invertebrate species

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This is a list of various species of invertebrates, animals without a backbone, that are commonly found in brackish aquariums kept by hobby aquarists. Some species are intentionally collected for their desirable aesthetic characteristics. Others are kept to serve a functional role such as consuming algae in the aquarium. Some species are present only incidentally or are pest species.



Fiddler Crab, Uca pugnax[1]
Perisesarma bidens, Red Clawed Crab
Amano Shrimp/Yamato Shrimp, Caridina multidentata



Olive Nerite, Vittina usnea[2]


  1. ^ "Fiddler Crab (Uca pugnax)". The Aquarium Wiki. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  2. ^ Sprung, Julian (September 2003). "Aquarium Invertebrates: Nerites: Bleeding Tooth, Zebras, Checkers And More". Advanced Aquarist. Retrieved 2012-01-05.