Did you know that more than 300 types of freshwater shrimp, brackish water, and seawater are scattered worldwide? So about which kinds of shrimp can be consumed and have economic value for cultivation? Read this article to find the answer.
Shrimp has long been one of the favourite seafood menus for people around the world. Because besides being easy peasy to process, shrimp has a delicious taste with soft meat.
However, it turns out that not all types of shrimp can be consumed and have high economic value. Several types of shrimp are more suitable for aquascapes because they have unique and diverse colour patterns.
Types of Shrimp for Culinary Use
1. Tiger Shrimp
Tiger shrimp is a marine commodity with a reasonably high selling value. Shrimp which are often referred to as tiger shrimp, are commonly found in the waters of Southeast Asia, South Asia, Australia, and East Africa.
Due to their large size, tiger prawns are suitable for processing into various types of dishes, starting from sauteed shrimp, grilled shrimp, and tempura to shrimp curry.
2. Vannamei Shrimp
Not inferior to tiger prawns, vaname shrimp is also a type of shrimp that has high economic value, especially as an export commodity. This shrimp, also called white leg shrimp, has excellent environmental resistance compared to other types of shrimp.
Not only superior in terms of resistance to the environment, but vaname shrimp also has a soft and chewy texture when eaten. That is why this shrimp is chosen by many farmers to be cultivated.
3. Jerbung Shrimp
Shrimp jerbung may be one of the names of shrimp that you rarely hear. This is because the demand for jerbung shrimp in the world market is high because the colour tends to be redder when cooked. But, this type of shrimp is also one of the potential export commodities from Indonesia, you know.
Therefore, jerbung prawns are considered an alternative species suitable for cultivation other than tiger prawns and vaname shrimp.
4. Galah Shrimp
Prawns that can be consumed and are suitable for cultivation are galah shrimp that also called as giant prawns. It has high economic value and is easy to cultivate, making this type of shrimp an alternative choice for farmers.
The hallmark of this shrimp with the Latin name Macrobrachium rosenbergii is the presence of long claws resembling a pole. In addition, this shrimp is physically more significant than other shrimp. Therefore in Indonesia, this shrimp is known as udang galah.
5. Dogol Shrimp
The last type of shrimp for cultivation is dogol shrimp. This is because the market demand for dogol shrimp is relatively high. This shrimp is also one of the high-value fishery commodities on the market.
The characteristics of dogol shrimp are in their physical condition, which is not too big but not too small. In addition, the skin is also thicker and coarser in texture compared to other types of shrimp.
Types of Freshwater Ornamental Shrimp
6. Blue Pearl Shrimp
Blue pearl shrimp is a type of ornamental shrimp originating from Taiwan. This shrimp has a bright blue colour, like a glowing pearl, so it is very suitable to be kept in an aquarium.
7. Bumble Bee Shrimp
This shrimp belongs to the Caridina family. As the name suggests, this bumble bee shrimp has a black, yellow, and white colour pattern similar to a bee. Usually, bumble bee shrimp are kept in an aquascape with aquatic plants, wood, and ornamental stones.
8. Red Cherry Shrimp
Still from the Caridina family, the Caridina spinata shrimp is the most beautiful ornamental shrimp in Indonesia. With the dominance of bright red colour, this shrimp looks very striking and is suitable for those who want to start aquascape hobbies.
9. Vampire Shrimp
Vampire shrimp or vampire shrimp is a type of shrimp originating from West Africa and South America. This type of shrimp is unique in how it takes its food by grabbing it with its two small hands.
Shrimp with the Latin name Atya gabonensis has a grey body that tends to be white. Meanwhile, in terms of size, vampire shrimp are ornamental shrimp with the largest body size among other types of ornamental shrimp.
10. Red Rili Shrimp
Red rili shrimp is a type of ornamental shrimp that is similar to red cherry shrimp at first glance. But the difference is, that red rili shrimp have a white pattern in the middle of their body. Usually, this species can grow up to 3 cm long. With its size, this shrimp is very suitable for aquascape.
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Until now, almost 300 species of shrimp have been found all over the world. However, not all types of shrimp can be consumed and cultivated. Some of them are more suitable to be used as ornamental shrimp for aquascape.
For those familiar with various types of cultured shrimp, names such as vaname shrimp, tiger shrimp, and giant prawns may be familiar. Even though it has a high economic value, cultivating these shrimp will not immediately make you profitable. Because many factors can affect the success of cultivation, one of which is the management of the pond you have.
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