Bamboo Shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis)


Retired Staff
Apr 8, 2009

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
References and some info also from
First photo originally from wikipedia