Bamboo Shrimp - Atyopsis moluccensis

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Bamboo Shrimp - Atyopsis moluccensis

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Bamboo Shrimp

Scientific Name: Atyopsis moluccensis

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How easy are they to care for?

We would class this as an easy shrimp to care for.

How large can they grow?

Up to 12 cm

Where in the world are they from?

Bamboo shrimp originate from South-East Asia.

What is the ideal number to keep together?

Bamboo shrimp can be kept on their own or in groups.

What water conditions do they require?

A pH range of 6.5 - 7.5 and a temperature of 20-25 degrees Celsius.

What should you feed them?

It is recommended that this species should be spot fed so that the food particles stick to their fans. They are omnivorous and will feed on: crushed flake food and frozen food.

How compatible are they with other fish?

Bamboo shrimp are very peaceful and should not be kept with aggressive, boisterous fish species. Do not keep with Cichlids, Betta fish or other carnivorous fish that would view them as prey; peaceful community fish are ideal.

Can they be bred in captivity?

Breeding in a tropical aquarium is very uncommon. Bamboo shrimp would require brackish water during the larval stage in order to successfully develop from hatching.