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Bamboo Shrimp (Atyopsis Moluccensis)


Bamboo shrimp are filter feeders, they are large in appearance and have fans at the front of their bodies to feed on algae and micro organisms.


Difficulty: Easy


Size: 4CM+


Water Parameters:

  • PH: 6 - 8
  • Temperature: 22 - 28C
  • GH: 6-8
  • KH: 2-6
  • TDS: 150-200


Keeping Shrimp:

Shrimp are best suited in aquariums with plants as they love to eat algae. Java moss, java fern and moss balls are a perfect combination for shrimp. A darker substrate and/or background will encourage shrimp to develop their full colour potential. Shrimp prefer species only tanks however can live alongside small fish. As a rule of thumb, fish will eat anything they can fit in their mouth. Tetras and Neons make great tank mates.



Shrimp are very active and constantly forage for food or algae. Female shrimp will seclude themselves when carrying eggs so it is important that they have areas to hide.



Bamboo shrimp are filter feeders, they will feed on micro bacteria and food particles in the water. It is important to feed a powdered food, our Shrimp Baby food is a great choice for Bamboo shrimp. It is important to check for copper content on food as this is poisonous to shrimp. Please see our food ranges for shrimp, snail and crayfish safe foods.



Bamboo shrimp are almost impossible to breed in home aquariums although they will mate and carry eggs.


Acclimating Shrimp to the Aquarium:

The best way to add shrimp to the aquarium is to use the drip acclimate method over a period of 1.5-2.5 hrs. By doing this it allows the shrimp to adjust to the new parameters of the tank including temperature, PH and water hardness. This will reduce the chances of shock and stress on the shrimp allowing them to live long healthy lives!


Drip Acclimate Method:

Pour the bag into a suitable container (lunch box, large bowl). Use airline tubing with a control nozzle to syphon the water from your aquarium into the container. If you do not have spare air line tubing you can add small amounts of tank water to the container periodically. Once you have increased the amount of water in the container by 4 X your shrimp are ready to add to their new home.


Alive Arrival Guarantee:

We offer an alive arrival guarantee on all of our live shrimp / snail orders. In the unlikely event there are any issues or if you receive a deceased shrimp, please contact us with a photo of the Shrimp in the unopened transport bag within one hour of signing for the delivery. We will refund the shrimp accordingly. Please note we do not refund shrimp once they have been added to your aquarium. If you are at all unhappy with your purchase please contact us prior to adding the shrimp to the tank. Please note shrimp loose colour during postage and when added to a new aquarium, this will return within 1-2 weeks.


Here at Aquarium Shrimp UK we sell a broad range of Aquarium Shrimp, Snails, Food, Botanicals and Other Products.


Combined Shipping:

We combine shipping on all orders. To do this please add products to the basket prior to checking out.


Live Stock Orders:

Please select Royal Mail Tracked 24/Special Delivery for all Live stock orders. Small Snails (assassin snails) can be sent by Royal Mail 1st class. In cold weather we include a heat pack free of charge.


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