Bamboo Shrimp
Atyopsis moluccensis

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

Yes

Max Size

4"

Color

Red, Brown, Tan

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

Slightly acidic (6.4-7.6 pH), intermediate water hardness (3-12 dGH), 68 to 76 degrees Fahrenheit

Description


General: The Bamboo Shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis) is an invertebrate species from the wetlands of Southeast Asia. Bamboo Shrimp are peaceful, colorful, and will reproduce assuming optimal water chemistry. They can reach a length of four inches, and live up to two years in captivity.

Fecundity: The Bamboo Shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis) may produce up to 50 eggs per clutch.

Preferred Water Chemistry: Slightly acidic (6.4-7.6 pH), intermediate water hardness (3-12 dGH)

Shrimp-Safe Water Chemistry: Nitrate (NO3) less than 20 parts per million, Nitrite (NO2) absent, Ammonia (NH3) absent

Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Algae, Herbivore Pellet, Algae Wafer, Boiled Vegetable

Dimorphism: The female Bamboo Shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis) will reach a relatively large size, in comparison to the male. Also, the female will develop a brighter coloration when ready to reproduce.

Compatibility: The Bamboo Shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis) are typically compatible with other peaceful shrimp species, Corydoras, Otocinclus, Danio, Rasbora, Pencilfish, Guppy, and smaller Tetra.