Freshwater Fish‎ > ‎Shrimp‎ > ‎

Atyopsis moluccensis


Atyopsis moluccensis
Wood Shrimp
木虾
Bamboo shrimp can often require extremely low maintenance in a large enough and mature tank. They are filter feeders which collect microorganisms resulting from the waste produced by other inhabitants of the aquarium, and as such they are absolutely harmless to all tropical fish, because they have fans in place of claws. When they are more used to the tank, they usually turn a more reddish color and they have a white stripe form down their back.
Bamboo shrimp require a water current to filter feed, so they can only be recommended for tanks with aquarium filters in them. These shrimp usually climb objects to reach filter outlets, where they find the strongest water flow. When planning to keep bamboo shrimp, rocks and/or tall-growing plants should be positioned close to the tank's filter outlet to help them feed.
In the wild they eat phytoplankton and zooplankton, but most of the time aquariums under 10 gallons or aquariums that have been set up for less than six months do not contain enough of these foods to feed bamboo shrimp. If a bamboo shrimp is observed trying to scavenge for food on the substrate using its fans, this is a sign there is not enough food in the water. In such cases, they should be fed the algae wafers sold for plecos, which they eat after the wafer dissolves in the water, small Daphnia, newly hatched brine shrimp, or finely ground up flake food, once it softens and disintegrates. A good way to feed these foods is mixed with water in a syringe or pipette, squirting the mix into the fans of the shrimp.
However, feeding bamboo shrimp flake food and pleco wafers can result in a negative effect on the aquarium's water chemistry, as any food missed by the shrimp pollutes the water, and this can be especially noticeable in small tanks. For this reason it is recommended great attention be paid to the aquariums ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels when feeding bamboo shrimp like this.
Bamboo shrimp are invertebrates that must moult periodically in order to grow, and this can sometimes be induced by water changes. During the time a bamboo shrimp is moulting, even a fully grown shrimp is very weak and at risk of attack and damage from small fish like the betta and larger fish like a full grown synodontis. During moulting it is good practice to provide somewhere the shrimp can hide from any tank mates such as a log or thick seaweed. The moult should be left in the tank afterwards, as this is a source of nutrients for the shrimp and other inhabitants.
If a tank maintains excellent water quality, you may notice female shrimp carrying eggs underneath. Unfortunately, when the young hatch they require a salt water tank with micro-organisms to eat in order to survive, and will simply starve in the freshwater tank.
网球虾属于进口的食藻虾,价格高但特别。前肢的螯变为像滤网的构造,多数会在水流较急处张开滤网收集水中的浮游生物和藻类,再送入口中。若饲养水质良好,则体表会呈现美丽的红色。是水草缸的常客。饲养水温不能太高,亚硝酸不能太高;不然很容易死亡。天性胆小的它们,喜欢群居。
Comments