Product Details

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Size

5cm - 7cm

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Care Level

Medium

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Temperament

Peaceful

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Water Conditions

Elevate your aquarium with Atyopsis Moluccensis, the Bamboo Shrimp. Graceful and unique, these filter-feeding crustaceans bring elegance to aquatic landscapes.

Detailed Description:

Appearance:

  • Atyopsis Moluccensis, commonly known as Bamboo Shrimp or Wood Shrimp, boasts an intriguing appearance with long, feathery appendages.
  • Their coloration ranges from shades of brown to green, allowing them to blend seamlessly with aquarium surroundings.

Size:

  • Typically, Bamboo Shrimp reach a size of 2 to 3 inches (5 to 7.5 centimeters), showcasing their elegance in smaller to medium-sized aquariums.

Water Conditions:

  • Temperature: Maintain tropical water conditions between 72°F to 78°F (22°C to 26°C).
  • pH Levels: Aim for slightly acidic to neutral water conditions, ideally between 6.5 to 7.5.
  • Water Hardness: Keep water hardness in the soft to medium range, around 5 to 12 dGH.

Tank Setup:

  • Aquarium Size: A tank of at least 10 gallons is suitable for Bamboo Shrimp, providing ample space for water movement.
  • Filtration: Use gentle filtration, as these shrimp come from slow-moving water habitats. Sponge filters work well.
  • Decoration: Mimic their natural environment with driftwood and plants. Provide surfaces for them to cling onto for filter-feeding.

Tank Mates:

  • Bamboo Shrimp are peaceful and can coexist with a variety of community fish, such as small tetras, rasboras, and peaceful catfish.
  • Avoid aggressive or nippy tank mates, as Bamboo Shrimp have delicate filter-feeding appendages.

Feeding Habit:

  • Bamboo Shrimp are filter feeders, primarily consuming microorganisms and particles from the water column.
  • They use their feathery appendages to capture small particles, making them an excellent addition to well-established aquariums with microorganisms.
  • Supplement their diet with powdered or liquid invertebrate foods if the tank lacks sufficient natural microorganisms.

Care and Maintenance:

  • Regular water changes are crucial for maintaining water quality.
  • Monitor water parameters consistently and adjust as needed to ensure stable conditions.
  • Avoid the use of copper-based medications, as Bamboo Shrimp are sensitive to copper.

Behavior:

  • Bamboo Shrimp exhibit fascinating behavior as they rhythmically fan their feathery appendages to filter food from the water.
  • They are generally peaceful and spend much of their time perched on surfaces, diligently filtering particles.

Molting:

  • Like other shrimp species, Bamboo Shrimp molt to grow. Ensure a secure and quiet environment during molting, as they are vulnerable at this time.
  • Provide a varied diet with essential minerals to support the molting process.

Breeding:

  • Breeding Bamboo Shrimp in captivity is challenging, as their larval stages require specific conditions.
  • Successful reproduction typically occurs in brackish water, and larvae need microscopic food sources

Atyopsis Moluccensis

SGD 3.00

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