Bamboo Shrimp
Atyopsis moluccensis

Care Level

Medium

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

Yes

Max Size

2 - 5

Minimum Tank Size

20

Color

Red, Brown, Tan

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

72-78° F, KH 3-12, pH 6.4-7.6

Description


General: The Bamboo Shrimp 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 may produce up to 50 eggs per clutch.

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 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 are typically compatible with other peaceful shrimp species, Corydoras, Otocinclus, Danio, Rasbora, Pencilfish, Guppy, and smaller Tetra.