Aqueon Shrimp Essentials Shrimp & Crayfish Freshwater Aquarium Trace Minerals, 4-oz bottle

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About This Item


  • Water conditioner that provides essential trace minerals for freshwater shrimp and crayfish.
  • Replaces the minerals that are removed through chemical filtration.
  • Aids with osmoregulation during molting and helps with recalcification of exoskeletons.
  • Provides much-needed nutrients for biological processes.
  • Helps crustaceans cast off their old exoskeleton and harden the new one.

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Questions & Answers

5 Customer Questions

Is this safe to use with guppies and bristlenose pleco?
Answer by ChewyJun 22, 2023
These nutrients are safe for use with fish in the tank, along with the invertebrates.

Are there ingredients in this that make it unsuitable for mystery snails because I’m not seeing anything on the label that would be unsafe for a mystery snail
Answer by ChewyFeb 15, 2022
This mineral can be used for mystery snails.

Why isn’t Shrimp essential suitable for mystery snails?
Answer by ChewyFeb 04, 2022
This product is geared solely for shrimp and crayfish.

Will this severely alter PH? Is it safe to use in a betta tank that has shrimps?
Answer by ChewyJul 13, 2020
As long as Aqueon Shrimp Essentials Shrimp & Crayfish Freshwater Aquarium Trace Minerals is used as directed, it will not significantly raise the pH, if at all.

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Rated 4.5714 out of 5 stars
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7 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ColoradoBeth on Jun 15, 2022

Great product

I love using this for my freshwater shrimp. Its a great little add in when chaning water or cleaning tank

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Julie on Apr 2, 2022

I'd but it again

My snails even liked it. The growth was huge for them. I just wish it came in a bigger bottle.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Luna on Jan 10, 2022


Okay I didn’t expect much : however this added with a Dr. Turtle block ? Everyone is SO MUCH MORE colorful !! Within a few weeks !

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Turtle on Aug 4, 2021

Best for shrimp

I use this for all my shrimp tanks and love it. They seem to do a lot better with water changes when I add this.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Matt on Oct 10, 2020


I don't know if this stuff does anything, but I regularly put it in the tank with my shrimp per the directions. And they haven't died! So, I guess it's at least not bad for them! In all seriousness though, it was recommended from a friend so I've just kept using it. The only complaint I have is that the bottle is so small and my tank is so large, to give the correct dosage, the bottle is gone after 3 doses. It's expensive, but I would pay more for a much larger bottle.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By LisaA on Aug 31, 2020

Bottle is very small

I think the product is good. I purchased it because we lost one of our pet crayfish during molting a little while ago. Haven't had any losses since, but the two crayfish we have left are younger so probably have an easier time to molt in general. My issue is mainly with the amount of product. It says to dose 5 ml per gallon of water, I have a 10 gallon and a 5 gallon aquarium, and do 30% water changes twice weekly, so this bottle went fast.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Melissa on Mar 22, 2020

Very helpful

Added justvthe right amount of minerals for our crayfish