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Freshwater Scuds (gammarus, sp)
Freshwater Scuds (gammarus, sp)

Freshwater Scuds (gammarus, sp)

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Freshwater Scuds (gammarus, sp)

Freshwater Scuds (sometimes referred to as side-swimmers due to the way they swim) are freshwater invertebrates popular in the aquarium hobby as live food for Cichlids, Loaches, Bettas, Mollies, Tetras, and Puffers. They are also among the best algae eaters in the hobby. In the wild they forage at the bottom of their habitats in spaces between stones, roots and within a variety of vegetation. It's widely believed that they bring out the colors of most live feeder aquarium fish. You'll receive a combination of juvenile and adult scuds ranging in length of 1/6" to 1/4". We also package 10% more scuds than the quantity ordered. Scuds are extremely prolific and will procreate quickly if properly maintained.

  • Color: Vary from light to dark depending on their habitat 
  • Size: 1/16" - 1/4"
  • Locality: Found naturally in ponds, rivers and shallow waterways
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Temperature: Scuds are quite temperature tolerant and will do well in water temps ranging between 70-85 F
  • Behavior: Scuds are peaceful. They exhibit zero aggression towards tank co-inhabitants including shrimp and guppy fry
  • Culturing: Easy to culture and very prolific. They require no special food or water treatments. They can survive on left over fish food and fish fesses but do love an occasional fresh vegetable like squash or green beans