The Armoured Shrimp or Cameroon Shrimp looks fierce but is actually a gently giant filter feeder. It is fairly hardy and adaptable and will do well at most usual pH levels. It does grow quite large and so a spacious aquarium is essential.
They can be more territorial than the smaller shrimp species but, providing they have plenty of space it is possible to keep a number of specimens.
Adult Length: 15cm
Temperature Range 24-28 C
pH Range: 6.0-8.0
Special Requirements: They don’t really have any. They are adaptable and an ideal starter invertebrate
Tanks Mates: They are fairly robust but not recommended to be kept with aggressive and carnivorous tank mates.
Feeding: . They are filter feeders and will pick up waste food that is circulating in the tank, especially if tank mates are fed on flake food.