Bamboo Shrimp Atyopsis moluccensis

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Bamboo shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis) is a freshwater  native to southeast Asia. This species has no documented history of introduction despite its use in the aquarium trade in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Holding of Bamboo shrimp has become very popular in Europe and nowadays is becoming increasingly attractive in the USA as well. They are also called many different names such as Fan Shrimp, Filter Shrimp, Asian Filter Shrimp, Wood Shrimp, Timber Shrimp, Singapore Shrimp, Marble Shrimp, Mountain Shrimp, Rock Shrimp, Maluku Shrimp, and Flower Shrimp. I will give you a detailed guide about care, diet, and breeding Bamboo shrimp.

Bamboo shrimp is probably one of the most strange and interesting shrimp in this hobby. Despite their impressive size, they are very peaceful and quiet. They are gentle giants which do not care about anything but the flow. Their color is relatively variable. Bamboo shrimp can be easily kept with other dwarf shrimp, snails, or non-aggressive fish in the aquarium.

They are very cool creatures. It is really fun to watch how they bulldoze their way past other shrimp, plants, rocks and climb over each other to get a better feeding spot.

Bamboo fan shrimp atyopsis moluccensis

Quick Notes about Bamboo Shrimp

Category Rating
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Color: Reddish-brown
Lifespan: Up to 2 years
Size: 2-3 inches
Diet: Omnivore
Family: Atyidae
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
Tank Set-Up: Freshwater with plants and rocks
Compatibility: Peaceful community


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