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Cameroon Armored Shrimp (Atyopsis gabonensis)

The Atyopsis gabonensis is very very shy. In the shop, they are usually on top of one another in a far corner of their tank. The two in my bigger tank have disappeared and the one in the small tank is always in hiding. Once, I found him caught, in the morning, behind the thermostat heater. He had apparently been active in the dark of night, and tried to find himself a cosy place behind the heater, getting himself stuck. I released him and he dropped, scuttling towards a piece of hardwood, quickly digging away some sand and gone he was.

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Updated on Oct 23, 2002