The Bamboo Shrimps are freshwater shrimps that can make a great addition to a community aquarium containing small placid fish. They require an established mature aquarium with good constant water quality.
Bamboo Shrimp like tanks with lots of live aquarium plants. The aquarium plants provide many places to climb on, hide under and explore. Aquariums with live plants are never “too clean”, meaning that there are many little bits of edible matter floating in the water column. Bamboo Shrimp also like their habitat to include lots of rocks, like lava rocks for example. They really like to climb on, in, around or under them as they position themselves facing the water movement.
These little shrimps are sensitive to water conditions. They need soft water and many keepers will use a percentage of RO water to maintian the tank conditions.
Species – Bamboo Shrimps - Atyopsis moluccensis
Current Size – 3cm - 4cm
Adult Length – 6cm - 8cm
Temperature Range – 24 - 28°C
pH Range – 7.0 – 7.5
Special Requirements - Bamboo Shrimp like tanks with lots of live aquarium plants.
Tanks Mates and Compatibility – These little shrimps can make a meal for a lot of tropical fish so the main tank mates have to be small and placid.
Feeding – They are an omnivore, eating algae, detritus and left over food. You can target feed these shrimp by releasing (powdered) food just upstream so it flows right into their fans. They are omnivorous and will appreciate anything they can catch: baby shrimp food, algae powder, crushed fish flakes, baby brine shrimp, anything works.
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juveniles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. On rare occasions if this is not possible we will contact you.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you, requests are dependent on stock at the time of your order.