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The Vampire Atya Shrimp, scientifically known as Atya gabonensis, is a captivating and unique freshwater shrimp species that adds a touch of intrigue and exoticism to freshwater aquariums. With its distinct appearance and fascinating nocturnal behavior, the Vampire Atya Shrimp is a true gem that will enhance the diversity and fascination of your aquatic habitat.


The Vampire Atya Shrimp showcases a striking appearance, featuring a transparent body with long, slender arms adorned with striking red or orange markings. Their unusual appearance, especially their elongated arms, gives them an almost otherworldly charm. These shrimp are known for their fascinating nocturnal behavior, becoming more active and engaging during the evening hours.


These shrimp are peaceful by nature and can be kept in community aquariums with other peaceful fish and invertebrates. They are excellent scavengers and help maintain the cleanliness of the aquarium by consuming detritus and leftover food. Their nighttime activities make them an exciting addition to observe after dark.


Caring for the Vampire Atya Shrimp involves creating a stable environment with appropriate water parameters. They thrive in freshwater with specific requirements, including stable temperature, pH, and water hardness levels. A well-established aquarium with hiding spots and driftwood will provide them with the ideal habitat. Their diet consists of a mix of microorganisms and organic matter present in the substrate, but they may also accept supplemental foods like algae wafers.


Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 72-78°F (22-26°C)
  • pH: 6.5-7.5
  • Water Hardness (GH): 6-12 dGH


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Our team of experts is always happy to provide personalized guidance and answer any questions you may have about the care of the Vampire Atya Shrimp.

Vampire Shrimp

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