Bamboo Shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis)

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Name: Atyopsis moluccensis


Common Names: Wood shrimp, Common Fan Shrimp, Bamboo Shrimp, Singapore Shrimp, Asian filter shrimp


Location: Asia: Freshwater habitats in the Indo-Pacific area, in particular Malaysia.


Max Size: Males grow up to 10cm. (4"), females to 6cm. (2,25").


Average Life Span:
1-2 years??


Water parameters: PH 6.5-7.8 Temp 21-25c
This shrimp is a filter feeder. It needs to be in a current so it can find food. A platform can be provided in a current for the shrimp to sit. They also need a well established tank.


Temperament: A healthy happy bamboo shrimp would be found sitting in the current for hours at a time, if you see the shrimp picking around the substrate then it isn't getting enough food.


Additional Info:
Breeding is rare and difficult as like the amano shrimp, brackish water is needed for the larva to grow.



Some care info used from www.piranha-info.com
References and some info also from www.wikipedia.org
First photo originally from wikipedia