Cameroun Fan Shrimp Care Guide

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Cameroun Fan Shrimp
(Atyopsis gabonensis)


Common names: Cameroun fan shrimp, African fan shrimp, Giant filter shrimp
Size: 15cm
pH: Not under 7.0
Tempº: 23ºC - 28ºC
Tank region: Bottom layer
Origin: Cameroon
Gender: ?
Notes: Despite their size, these unusual invertebrates are completely harmless to any fish. They are filter feeders that use the ‘fans’ on the end of their forelegs to filter out microscopic animals from the water. They are passive feeders, and will sit there with their legs extended waiting for food to come to them, so a current is essential. As with all invertebrates, make sure any medications you use are invertebrate-friendly.
Sometimes, a dominant male shrimp will turn brilliant red, and on some occasions even shrimps that are kept alone turn brilliant red!
 

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