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Bamboo Shrimp/Wood Shrimp
- Name: Atyopsis moluccensis
- Temperature: 68-82 F
- Size: 2-3”
- pH: 6.5-7.5
- kH: 2-7
- gH: 6-15
- TDS: 130-320
- Care Level: 2/5
Bamboo shrimp are beautiful little shrimp with amazing camouflage capabilities. They are a filter feeding shrimp, so a strong current is necessary. They like to sit on decorations that are in the strong flow and open their fans.
The bamboo shrimp wave their little fans around in the water, occasionally running it across their mouth. Their specialized fans catch tiny particulates in the water, which are the bamboo shrimp’s primary source of food.
This type of shrimp greatly appreciates hiding places and cover, as they have no way to defend themselves. The good news is that they fit into most community aquariums, as long as the aquarium has high flow and peaceful inhabitants.
Their care level is ⅖ because they are filter feeders. It is difficult to ensure that filter feeders get enough food, so they do require some extra care.
from – BYA