Amano Shrimp



They will eat your algae!

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The Amano Shrimp (Japanese Algae Eating Shrimp) is known for its algae-eating abilities, and is one of the few species in the hobby that will eat filamentous algae.

  • Scientific Name: Caridina japonica
  • Common Name: Japanese Algae eating Shrimp, Amano Shrimp
  • Geographic Origin: Southern Japan and Korea
  • Habitat: These shrimp love to live in planted tanks but will also thrive in a bare bottom tank. Clean water is the most important aspect of keeping these or any shrimp.
  • Gender Difference: Monomorphic – The females are larger and will carry eggs. These differences are visible when full grown.
  • Breeding: Babies have a free swimming larval stage that requires brackish water
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Maximum Size: 2″
  • Temperature: < 81 degrees Fahrenheit
  • pH: 6.0-8.2
  • Water Hardness: Soft to Medium
  • Water Region: Bottom and anywhere it can climb
  • How many?: They do well in colonies and they will be much more visible this way. They can be kept individually or in small groups as well.
  • Diet: Scavenger – We suggest sinking wafer foods such as NLS H20 Stable Wafers.

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Weight .33 lbs
Dimensions 4 x 4 x 10 in


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