Combo Includes :
2 X Bamboo Shrimp
Bamboo shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis) is a freshwater shrimp 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.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.Underwater observations revealed that Bamboo shrimp prefer relatively high water velocity and a coarse substrate (boulder, cobbles etc.). They cling to the underside of underwater rock projections in the most torrential portions of the rivers, often in the full force of the current. In nature, it is their preferred microhabitat and it is an important factor affecting shrimp abundances in the tropical rain-forest streams. They mostly select 20–40 cm depth with relatively high water velocity (20–60 centimeter per second), at the same time avoiding stream margins (i.e. 0–10% bank distance).
They come in a variety of colors including all shades of brown (most common), red, green, creamy white, blue. In addition, Bamboo shrimp have a large creamy yellow-brown (reddish-brown or light to dark brown) race stripe down their back. This back stripe is particularly pronounced in the younger shrimp, weaker in older specimens, but never completely disappears. In addition, some shrimp also have dark side stripes. The patterns are effective camouflage to human eyes, that is why a lot of shrimp keepers “lose” these giants in their tanks. Also, larger specimens tend to be a little darker than smaller ones. It is very interesting fact but Bamboo shrimp can change colors in congruence to breeding seasons, throughout the year. These shrimps have a very developed mimicry process. Of course, they are not like true chameleons but their color range (for example, from tan to dark brown) is quite noticeable and they can change their coloring within a few seconds. Because there are many different color types within the huge distribution area, it was initially thought that there were also different species of Bamboo shrimp. The correct classification into a single species took place only in recent years.
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. Great care should be given to their tank for enough flow and food in the watercolum. Bamboo shrimp can grow up to 8-10 cm (3-4 inches) and live over 6 years if you kept them in a suitable environment where they can be happy and thrive.
Bamboo Shrimp Care:
Water temp: 22-28C
Our Tanks :
PH : 7
TDS : 120
Temp : 24C
*Note: Our parameters are listed here for your reference only. You do not need to adjust your water to exactly the same; we find stable water is more important than exact parameters. Compatibility Charts and Quick Stats: Meaning
Bamboo shrimp cannot eat things like shrimp pellets. It is absolutely mandatory to give them powdered food to thrive. Because as filter feeders, Bamboo shrimps primarily need smaller food particles that remain suspended in the water for as long as possible.Therefore, you can supply them with pond plankton, micro-worms, finely ground food flakes, crushed food tablets, spirulina powder and etc.
Provide a variety of leaf litter for the shrimp. Their primary food is the micro-organisms that grows on the submerged leaves. A natural environment with leaf litter, mosses and plants provides the shrimp with everything they need for a staple diet. It is also preferable to feed them a complete food or just rotating different powdered foods. Some shrimp breeders also advise keeping a few Amano Shrimp in the tank with Bamboo shrimp. The reason is that Amano females release planktonic larvae into the water column, which Bamboo Shrimp will happily consume as they float by in the stream. A ratio of about 9 female Amano’s shrimp seems to keep 3 adult Bamboo shrimp from picking the floor in a clean tank.
Live Arrival Guarantee:
Should a shrimp die during transport, we will refund the cost of this shrimp. In such a case please inform us within an hour of delivery with a picture of the dead shrimp. If there was extensive damage to the packaging, we would be grateful for a picture of the box as well. Alternatively we will reship at the buyers expense
Please acclimatize them slowly in a container over a period of several hours, mixing your tank water with the water they came in, slowly increasing (drip with airline) the amount of tank water until you have a mixture of 1/3 transport and 2/3 tank water. After that net them out and put them into their new home. It is normal for the shrimp to lose a little colour during transport. Shrimp will lose some colour due to transport, but will colour up after acclimating to their new homes