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Bamboo Fan Shrimp

Bamboo Fan Shrimp

Fan Shrimp or Atyopsis moluccensis are a freshwater species native to West Africa and South America. They are found in freshwater streams and rivers. These shrimp are unique in the fact that they are filter feeders. They have long claspers that catch food particles in the water currents. We feed these shrimp a rotation of Shrimp King Atyopsis, Glasgarten Bacter AE, Glasgarten Betaglucan, and Shrimp King Baby. You can also take pellet foods and grind them down to a fine powder for feeding.

Fan shrimp are non-aggressive and work well in community tanks, providing that they have cover to hide in after molting. They can be kept with other invertebrates and non-aggressive fish. We recommend to keep them with nano fish  species such as small danios, rasboras, and tetras. These shrimp grow to six inches in length and come in a variety of colors including red, brown, green, creamy white, and blue. Throughout the year, they can change colors in congruence to breeding seasons.

Ideal tank conditions should provide a moderate water current for the shrimp to feed in. We keep our Fan shrimp on pool filtered sand in a tank with a Matten Filter. The flow from the filter is adjusted to have a moderate flow. We provide driftwood and Indian almond leaves for resting on and cover. Fan shrimp make a great addition to any community tank and will provide a topic of conversation in your aquarium.

You will receive one (1) Bamboo Fan Shrimp also known as Atyopsis moluccensis. The shrimp you will receive will be a juvenile to adult, ranging in size from one to four inches in length. They will be healthy and guaranteed alive. 

Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 6.6 to 7.9
  • Gh: 6 to 16
  • Kh:  1 to 6
  • TDS: 130 to 300
  • Temp: 70 to 84

Tank Equipment

  • Filter: Matten Filter
  • Substrate: Pool Filter Sand
  • Water: RO/DI Water remineralized with Salty Shrimp Gh/Kh+
  • Decor: Malaysian Driftwood and Indian Almond Leaves


Customer Reviews

Based on 49 reviews
Matthew Minnick
Bamboo shrimp

I ordered 2 bamboo shrimp, they arrived in great time, unfortunately I did have 1 DOA but Amelia was awesome in helping me getting another one shipped promptly. I now have a total of 3 amazing bamboo shrimp in my 55 gallon tank from Flip Aquatics.

Tyler Van Bochoven
Fantastic shrimp

They look great in the tank fun to watch

Bryce Snyder

Bamboo Fan Shrimp

Paul Formaran
Both alive and well!

All good!

Mark Young
Very interesting!

These little guys are very cool to watch. I am very intrigued in there characteristics very please with them