Thrive S All In One Shrimp Specific Liquid Fertilizer

(11 customer reviews)


  • Thrive S fertilizer is a truly comprehensive supplement for planted shrimp tanks
  • Provides all necessary macro and micronutrients
  • Thrive S is an aquarium plant fertilizer specially designed to support plant growth without putting sensitive shrimp at risk
  • Copper-free Thrive aquarium fertilizer
  • Highly concentrated all in one liquid fertilizer for aquarium plants
  • Store at or near room temperature, no refrigeration necessary




(Note: The 500ml bottles come with the pump top bottle, the 2000ml and 1 Gallon refill jugs do not.)

Aquarium Thrive S Fertilizer

Thrive S is an aquarium plant fertilizer specifically formulated for freshwater planted aquariums that contain shrimp. Due to the sensitivity of freshwater shrimp, it is important to have a balanced composition of nutrients, especially when it comes to copper.

Copper is necessary for all living organisms, including shrimp. These creatures, however, are quite sensitive to elevated levels of copper. As a result, Thrive S fertilizer has been synthesized as a copper-free liquid fertilizer for aquarium plants.

By using this Thrive aquarium fertilizer, shrimp will be able to obtain all necessary levels of copper from their diet. Therefore, there is no need to add more copper through the process of plant dosing.

Thrive S comes in 3 different sizes:


  • 500ml Pump Top Bottle which treats 2500 gallons – $18.99
  • 2000ml Refill Jug which treats 10,000 gallons – $42.99
  • 1 Gallon Refill Jug which treats ~19,000 gallons- $69.99


Dosing Instructions

Dose is 1 pump per 5g, 1-3x per week. Continue with normal water change routine, monitor nutrient levels and alter dosing amounts as needed.

Guaranteed Analysis

Total Nitrogen(N) 0.43%
0.43% Water Soluble Nitrogen(N)
Available Phosphate(P2O5) 0.14%
Soluble Potash(K2O) 5.5%
Magnesium(Mg) 0.32%
0.32% Water Soluble Magnesium(Mg)
Calcium(Ca) 0.03%
Sulfur (S) 0.76%
0.76% Combined Sulfur(S)
Boron(B) 0.008%
Iron(Fe) 0.38%
0.38% Water Soluble Iron(Fe)
Manganese(Mn) 0.168%
0.168% Water Soluble Manganese(Mn)
Molybdenum(Mo) 0.0006%
Zinc(Zn) 0.0036%
0.0036% Water Soluble Zinc(Zn)

Derived From: Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, DTPA Iron, Manganese Sulfate, Boric Acid, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Molybdate.

Information regarding the heavy metal content of this product can be found at Association of American Plant Food Control Officials

11 reviews for Thrive S All In One Shrimp Specific Liquid Fertilizer

  1. Boyce Bomar (verified owner)

    This is the best aquarium fertilizer I’ve ever used. When I started I saw the results in just a couple of days. Over the past year, I’ve pruned all of my tanks to the point I quickly ran out of space for the trimmings. I even use it on my African violets.

  2. Robin (verified owner)

    This is the best stuff! I literally put my plants in same day and had them growing same day. Some plants that started to melt are getting so much better since using ThriveS! I’m a total noob at live plants, but this is easy to use. Not to mention the amazing customer service you get!

  3. Linda (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this product for over a year. Its simple. Love it. My plants, my shrimp and my fish all doing great.

  4. Audra Lind (verified owner)

    Had not been fertilizing, as everything seems to have Copper and i didnt want to risk it w my shrimp. Started using this shrimp safe fertilizer 10 days ago. Noticed a difference in my plants by day 3 (I spread out the first dose over several days so as not to stress the shrimp.) Noticed that my nitrates began to creep up, but well within a manageable range (10ppm] and to be expected as that is an ingredient for the plants.

    The included pump is an easy way to dose. Shrimps and plants seem happy.

    Contacted seller with a question. Got a quick and helpful response.

    Shipping arrived packaged well and on time.

    This is the only place I’m going to get fertilizers going forward. Thanks so much!

  5. Dar

    I have been using Thrive for a few months now and it’s definitely helping my plants , even stem plants that would rot are now rooting! It is super easy to use , 1 pump per gallon
    2-3 times a week , just make sure to do your weekly water change’s!
    I just purchased A gallon jug of Thrive-S because I recently received red cherry shrimp and it is absolutely safe for them unlike other products that could harm them or be fatal.
    I will use this product for as long as I have a planted tank. I recommend it to every one that is into planted tanks! Try it you won’t regret it! 🙂

  6. Terry Mann (verified owner)

    I’d used NilocG’s macro and micros for a long time but I’d never gotten into shrimp too much, these ferts GREW plants. I eventually got into shrimp to a minor degree and started seeing some losses. I was unaware of the toxic affect on shrimp, duh. I wondered if there was a macro/micro product out there and, sure enough, this is it. It is a great product!

  7. Levi Choate (verified owner)

    So far things are going great. Used the normal Micros and Macros product for a year with excellent results but glad to switch to this product which is safer for our shrimp.

  8. Michael Sizemore (verified owner)

    Great product! Well formulated for the health of shrimp & the lush growth of aquatic plants.
    I’ve no problem recommending this product to others!

  9. Mrs. Patricia Scarborough (verified owner)

    Love the ThriveS for my planted tanks with shrimp and snails. No harm to them or the fish, but lush plant growth. Easy to use/dose. Highly recommend this product if you have shrimp and/or snails in your aquarium!

  10. Erik (verified owner)

    I am dry starting an 5 gallon aquarium that will house shrimp and decided to buy this because I wanted the convenience of an all-in-one fertilizer. The added bonus is dosing simply requires 1 pump per 5 gallons – couldn’t be easier for me.

    In just a week, I have noticed a huge boost to my moss growth on my driftwood. I can’t wait to see the long-term effects.

  11. Joe (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this for about a week, so it’s not easy to say HOW great it is. However, I’ve been using NilocG PPS-PRO & EI ferts for close to a year and have never had any issues related to dosing. I trust that the products meet the claims as stated on this site and on the bottles.

    I use the ThriveS on my planted nano shrimp tank (2.1 gallons, 20cm cube) and dispense this with a 1mL syringe at a rate of 0.2mL 3x week.

    Fast shipping. Great packaging. Great stuff!

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