Fish Species

Bamboo Shrimp

Bamboo Shrimp - Description

The Bamboo Shrimp is also known as the Asian Filter Shrimp, Flower Shrimp, Wood shrimp or Fan shrimp. It doesn't have any claws so is harmless to fish, ensure there are no Cichlids or other aggressive fish in the tank or they will view the Bamboo shrimp as a meal!

Most Bamboo shrimps are brown but can vary from yellowish brown to a reddish brown in color.

Popular Name: Bamboo Shrimp
Species: Atyopsis moluccensis

Profile of the Bamboo Shrimp

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Bamboo Shrimp species.

  • Size: Up to 12cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 6.5-7.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Driftwood, Algae Wafers

  • Temperament: Peaceful, good addition to a community tank

  • Habitat: Rivers and Streams in South East Asia

  • Behaviour: Not aggressive

  • Range: South East Asia

Scientific Classification of the Bamboo Shrimp

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Atyopsis moluccensis

  • Popular Name: Bamboo Shrimp - Asian Filter Shrimp - Flower Shrimp - Wood shrimp -Fan shrimp

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Arthropoda

  • Class: Malacostraca

  • Order: Decapoda

  • Family: Atyidae


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Facts about Fish Species - Bamboo Shrimp

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

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