Grant Eder, owner and operator of The Garden of Eder, has been breeding shrimp for ten years. He placed three times in the first International Shrimp Competition held in the United States in 2016 and another in 2017. He currently has over 130 different varieties of dwarf freshwater shrimp, which he and his fiancée Shelby Kaye Brown, house in 300+ tanks and 40+ ponds dedicated to just for dwarf fresh water shrimp.

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 2018 took home First and Second place in planted pro and First place in Nano.

In addition to breeding and aquascaping, Grant enjoys teaching and spreading the hobby. He can be seen on his YouTube Channel: The Garden of Eder.

Grant will also be a vendor at the convention!