Bamboo shrimp, also known as Wood shrimp or Fan shrimp, are a freshwater shrimp species that are native to Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. They are named for their unique appearance, with long, slender bodies and large, fan-like appendages that they use to filter feed on particles in the water.
Bamboo shrimp are typically a light brown or gray color and can grow up to 3-4 inches (7.6-10 cm) in length. They require a spacious aquarium with plenty of hiding places, such as plants or rocks, and a strong current or gentle water flow to help them filter feed.
These shrimp are peaceful and can be kept with other peaceful species of fish or shrimp, but should not be kept with larger, more aggressive fish that may view them as food. They are omnivorous and will feed on both plant and animal matter. They can be fed a varied diet of algae wafers, blanched vegetables, and small live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp or bloodworms.
Water parameters for bamboo shrimp should be kept stable, with a pH between 6.5 and 7.5, and temperatures between 75-82°F (24-28°C). Regular water changes and proper maintenance of the aquarium are important to ensure the health and well-being of these shrimp.