Free shipping for non-fish orders over $100. Fish Orders recieve 50% off overnight shipping. Learn more


Your Cart is Empty

Amano Shrimp - 5 or 10 Pack

Amano Shrimp

Amano Shrimp or Caridina multidentata are a freshwater species of shrimp native to Japan and Taiwan. They were introduced into the aquarium hobby by Takashi Amano in the early 1980’s. They are widely popular among planted tank enthusiasts as they eat algae off of plants and substrate. These shrimp grow to 3+ inches in length and display clear body coloration that can change during breeding to different hues of red, blue, and green. They can cohabitate with small fish species, snails, and dwarf freshwater shrimp. They can tolerate a wide range of water parameters and work in almost any aquarium setup. Along with a steady source of algae and natural biofilm, these shrimp eat any shrimp specific pellet food or bottom feeder wafer.

Discalimer:Amano shrimp range in sizes. They may arrive blue but will revert back to clear after a few weeks.

You will receive amano shrimp that are at least .5 inches and up to 1.5 inches in size. They will be healthy and guaranteed alive. 

Our Tank Parameters for Amano Shrimp

Below are the parameters we keep all of our Amano shrimp at:

  • Ph: 7.0 to 7.6
  • Gh: 7 to 15
  • Kh:  2 to 8
  • TDS: 180 to 400
  • Temp: 68 to 72

Equipment Recommendations for Amano Shrimp

Below is a list of items we use to keep Amano shrimp healthy in all of our tanks:


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 940 reviews
    Ron Tronnes
    Live Arrival

    All 6 arrived alive and are still doing great in my aquarium almost 2 weeks later! Thank you for your help with my questions and providing healthy animals.

    Charles Ruchis
    Ok I guess

    I haven’t seen them in a couple of days, have my fingers crossed. Chas

    Chris Ouellette
    Arrived Alive & Healthy

    All showed-up OK and did fine during acclamation.

    Victoria Kowal
    First time buyer -Amano shrimp

    Have to say I’m super happy with my purchase of 5 Amano shrimp. Got 6 and all 6 survived the trip from Ohio to NJ. They are all happily living with my two other Amanos and tetras in my community tank. Looking forward to my next purchase!

    Vincent Lascheid

    These critters are thriving in my guppy tank. Though, they’re hard to spot out at times, I do occasionally find them.