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Giant River Prawn

One of strangest features of any aquarium is the monstrous Giant River Prawn. The River Prawn grows to six inches but develops ten inch forearms with formidable claws. Primarily a scavanger, the giant river prawn will capture and eat smaller fish and invertebrates. The Giant River Prawn are only caught in Australia one month a year and seldom seen in the aquarium trade. These are truly exotic. 

  • Scientific Name: Macrobrachium rosenbergii
  • Origin: Australia
  • Lifespan: 12 years
  • Max Size: 16 inches (including 10 inch arms)
  • Food: Live small feeders, scavenger
  • Shipping Size: Approx. four inch body plus arms