Common Name: Green Lace Fan Shrimp, Sulawesi Fan Shrimp
Scientific name: Atyoida Pilipes
Wild Origin: Indo-pacific, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, Samoa, Marquise Archipelago, Gambiers Archipelago, Austral Archipelago, Society Archipelago (French Polynesia)
Maximum Size: Males: 4.5 to 5 cm
Females: 5 to 5.5 cm
Fan Shrimp Care:
Tank Parameters Required:
pH – 6 to 8
gH – 5 to 15
kH – 1-5
TDS – 100-450
Temperature – 22 to 26°C or 71.6 to 78.8 °F
Temperament: Non aggressive
Breeding: Hard – no known reports of successful breeding of these shrimps yet.
Difficulty: Easy – Moderate
This species spends a fair amount of time searching directly on the floor to find it’s food.
These shrimp use their “Fans” which are essentially their hands to filter micro particles (algae, cyclops, etc.) in the water to eat.
Should be kept in small groups of at least 4-5 and watch them line up for food!