May 2020 Meeting with Speaker Grant Eder on Freshwater Shrimp Keeping
May 2 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
We are very excited to have Grant Eder, owner and operator of The Garden of Eder, as our speaker for May!
Grant has been breeding shrimp for 5 years. He placed three times in the first International Shrimp Competition held in the United States in 2016 and has continued to win more awards at each contest he has entered since the first. He currently has 87 different varieties of dwarf freshwater shrimp which he and his fiancée Shelby Kaye Brown house in 170 tanks ranging from ten gallons to 55 gallons all dedicated to dwarf fresh water shrimp. Grant and Shelby also have 30 ponds outside for shrimp, koi, and turtles.
Grant was born in Hawaii in 1991, but at the age of three moved to Florida and grew up near many different water sources. As a kid, he would catch ghost shrimp at Weeki Wachee Springs, as well as crayfish in local lakes. As a teenager on his trips back to Hawaii he would catch crayfish and plecos in creeks and streams, and net banded coral shrimp at night on the docks. Always surrounded by such beautiful water bodies populated by such interesting inhabitants, many invertebrates, Grant was inspired to pursue his passion -- breeding exotic animals, including chameleons and axolotls, as well as aquascaping. Grant entered his first aquascaping competition (Aquarium Beautiful) at the Florida State Fair in 2017 and was honored with the award of Grand Champion. In addition to breeding and aquascaping, Grant enjoys teaching and spreading the hobby.