Vampire shrimp (Atya gabonensis) are one of the gentle giants in the aquarium shrimp genre. They are a larger but peaceful species and are ideal for Nano aquariums. They color changes depending on their surroundings and other variables, they sometimes appear gray, pink, blue or brown. They feed similar to the bamboo shrimp with mit-like hands that are used to catch particles in the water column. Therefore, they require an aquarium with reasonable flow. They will tend to gather in areas of the aquarium with the higher flow to feed. These are sold around 1.5 to 3 inches but they can grow up to 5-6 inches.
The larvae require brackish water to survive, so they will not reproduce in a freshwater aquarium. Reproduction in captivity has not yet been documented They are peaceful creatures and do well in most water conditions. We keep them in same water conditions as our Neocaridinas listed below.
Our Tank Water Parameters