African Giant Filter Shrimp (Atya gabonensis)

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African Giant Filter Shrimp

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African Giant Filter Shrimp

Atya gabonensis

Moderate

114 Litres (30 US G.)

10.2-15.2cm (4-6 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.8

297.039 K
23.889 °C
534.67 °R
302.039 K
28.889 °C
543.67 °R
23.9-28.9°C (75 -84 °F)

2-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Uncommon

3-5 years





Alternative names

African Giant Filter Shrimp, Vampire Shrimp, African Fan Shrimp

Sexing

It is often difficult to distinguish between male and female. But it has been noted that males are more active in comparison.

Tank compatibility

Compatible with most dwarf shrimps

Diet

These shrimp are filter feeders, so will filter very small food particles from the water. A well established aquarium should provide them with most of the food they need, but to supplement you can crumble flakes or pellets in the water column and they will should get some of that. Similar to the more well known Bamboo Shrimp in this respect.

Feeding regime

Supplement when necessary, a few times a week should suffice.

Environment Specifics

Unknown.

Behaviour

Unknown.

Identification

Unknown.

Pictures

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