Singapore Flower Shrimp

Singapore Flower Shrimp
Latin name:
(Atyopsis moluccensis)

Care Level





Red, Tan



Preferred Conditions

68-85° F, KH 3-10, pH 6.5-8.0

Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

20 gallons


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A 20-gallon aquarium is the perfect size for the Singapore Flower Shrimp, as it offers plenty of hiding places and a mature substrate for them to thrive. Furthermore, it is important to ensure that the tank is populated with peaceful fish that won’t threaten the shrimp’s safety. With proper care and the right environment, the Singapore Flower Shrimp can be a great addition to any freshwater aquarium. Additionally, this species is particularly easy to care for, making them ideal for both beginner and experienced aquarists alike.

The male and female sexes of this species are easily distinguished due to the size difference between the two. The male is larger than the female. Breeding these creatures is incredibly challenging and complex, as they progress through multiple planktonic stages before finally reaching the miniature adult stage. This species requires brackish to full strength saltwater to thrive. Additionally, careful attention must be paid to water quality and the maintenance of a stable environment for the creatures to flourish. With the right conditions, it is possible to successfully breed this species.

Singapore Flower Shrimp are omnivores that will consume algae, detritus, and left over food from both the water column and the substrate. They will vigorously fan the water column during feeding to filter out any food that they can catch. If insufficient food is present, supplement with a quality flake food or pellet.