• Atya gabonensis (Vampire Shrimp)

    English name: Vampire Shrimp, African Fan Shrimp, Cameroun Fan Shrimp
    Scientific name: Atya gabonensis
    Origin: West Africa, South America
    Size male/female: 12-15 cm or 4.72-5.91 inch
    Water temperature: 22 - 28 C or 72 - 82 F
    Water Parameters: pH 6.5 -8.0
    Reproduction: in brackish water
    Behavior: non-aggressive
    Difficulty: medium
    Description: Mostly blue colored, brown or grey is also possible.
    With the fan-shaped arms this shrimps catch small food from the drift.
    My experience on this species: Atya gabonensis can live several years.
    Remarks: Needs a larger tank with stronger current, feed plankton and other fine food.