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Fresh Water INVERTS


Fresh Water Inverts

Delta Aquarium Specialises in Supplying Fresh Water Inverts for Sale in the UK – Delivered safely to you your door!

These are the clean up crew of the aquarium, keeping your tank free from algae and waste from uneaten food. We have an ever-growing selection of freshwater inverts and we are always on the lookout for something new. We have new stock arriving weekly so be sure to check in and see what’s new. Should you need any advice on the livestock you are interested in, please feel to chat with one of the team by instant chat, email or phone.

Freshwater Inverterbrates FAQS

What are freshwater invertebrates?

Freshwater invertebrates are small, aquatic animals without a backbone, such as snails, shrimp, crayfish, and various types of insects, that live in freshwater ecosystems.

Can I keep freshwater invertebrates in a regular aquarium?

Yes, you can keep freshwater invertebrates in a dedicated aquarium, but you need to provide the appropriate water conditions, food, and care for them.

What are the basic water parameters for freshwater invertebrates?

Water parameters can vary depending on the species, but generally, freshwater invertebrates prefer stable water conditions with a neutral pH, temperature around 70-78°F (21-26°C), and low ammonia and nitrite levels.

What do freshwater invertebrates eat?

The diet varies by species, but many invertebrates feed on algae, detritus, and decaying plant matter. Some may also consume specialized pellets or live foods.

Can different types of freshwater invertebrates be kept together?

It’s essential to research each species’ compatibility and requirements. In some cases, certain species can coexist, while in others, they may compete or become prey for each other.

How do I maintain water quality for freshwater invertebrates?

Regular water changes, proper filtration, and monitoring water parameters are crucial to maintain good water quality for your invertebrates.

Do freshwater invertebrates need hiding spots or decorations in the aquarium?

Yes, providing hiding spots and decorations like plants, caves, and rocks can reduce stress and create a more natural habitat for your invertebrates.

Looking for high-quality freshwater inverterbrates for sale in the UK, Delta Aquarium has you covered, if you need any advice please give us a call!


Do I need to quarantine new invertebrates before adding them to my aquarium?

It’s a good practice to quarantine new invertebrates for a few weeks to prevent introducing diseases or parasites to your existing aquarium.

Can I breed freshwater invertebrates in my aquarium?

Many freshwater invertebrates can be bred in captivity with the right conditions. Research the specific breeding requirements of the species you’re interested in.

What are some common issues or diseases that affect freshwater invertebrates?
Common issues include overfeeding, poor water quality, and diseases like shell rot. Monitoring and maintaining a healthy environment can help prevent these problems.
Can I keep freshwater invertebrates with fish?

Some invertebrates can coexist with certain fish species, but compatibility and safety should be carefully considered. Avoid aggressive or predatory fish.

How can I acclimate freshwater invertebrates to my aquarium?
Use the drip acclimation method to slowly adjust water parameters in a container before transferring the invertebrates to their new tank.
What are some beginner-friendly freshwater invertebrates for a new aquarium owner?

Beginner-friendly options include snails like Nerite or Mystery snails, and freshwater shrimp like Cherry or Amano shrimp or Bamboo shrimp.