About Shrimpy Business

Hi there! My name is Nick and I'm the owner of Shrimpy Business. Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to check us out! We hope you are enjoying your browsing/shopping experience so far.

I have always been passionate about aquariums since I was a kid. One of the fondest memory of my childhood is converting my parent’s garage into a fish room with 50+ aquariums and hundreds of betta cups all over the floor. I was really into breeding bettas then among other fishes, but you get a gist, I’m that crazy fish dude that can’t have too many fish tanks and currently have more than 20+ years in the aquarium hobby.

I started dabbling into shrimp around 2010 and was hooked ever since. I enjoy watching them, breeding them and I love the fact that they can be enjoyed in smaller aquariums. Shrimpy Business was started from my personal 10-gallon cherry shrimp tank in 2019. We have come a long way since then! Our current facility consists of hundreds of healthy shrimp tanks here in Marysville, WA that provides for all our awesome Shrimpy customers. For most people, it will seem like a nightmare to maintain so many tanks. For me, this is Shrimp-Nirvana, and the work is totally worth sharing the joy this hobby has given me to all our customers.

If you are our current customer, I and the Shrimpy Business team are so appreciative of your support, and we are humbled that you have entrusted us to provide healthy animals to your aquarium/s. If you are a new customer or you’re just checking us out, I would like to extend a warm 🦐-y welcome! 

To provide an insight of "Who We Are", these are some principles which we abide by and have been abiding by from the very beginning:

1. Customer Service is Our Priority ❤️
Our customer service team will be there for our customers when things are great and not so great. We have a solid system in place and we have great success shipping with USPS and UPS. However, shipping live animals can be tricky and issues may arise on rare occasions due to factors that are out of our control. We try our best to be as empathetic as possible to ensure our customers are taken care of in all situations. In other words, we’ll be there for you, always. 😊

2. Healthy, High-Quality Livestock 🦐
We breed our own shrimp and import some of them as well. We only work with the breeders who share the same high standards we abide by to produce healthy, high-quality livestock. For our imported livestock, we quarantine and treat all animals prior to shipping to ensure they are healthy.

3. Share Knowledge Generously 🧠
We are a hobbyist-run business with more than 20 years of experience in the aquarium hobby. This means that the customers will get the knowledge of experienced hobbyists to ensure that they are successful. We are here to assist hobbyist of all levels, beginners and even advanced. 

4. Health of Our Animals Come First 🩺
We have years of experience in shipping tens of thousands of live animal packages. This means we have experience in shipping live animals in many weather conditions. We have temperature cutoffs for each shipping service to ensure the animals get to our customers healthy and we will hold packages until the temperatures are within the safe temperature ranges. (For more information regarding shipping, please check out our Shipping Info page) As passionate hobbyists, we genuinely care for our animals and will put the safety and health of our animals first above everything else.

Thank you so much for sticking around to learn more about us. Have questions? We are here to help! Feel free to contact us, we would love to hear from you. 

Have a 🦐-y day!

- Nick & Gwen
Owners, Shrimpy Business