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.
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.
Below are the parameters we keep all of our Amano shrimp at:
Below is a list of items we use to keep Amano shrimp healthy in all of our tanks:
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.
I haven’t seen them in a couple of days, have my fingers crossed. Chas
All showed-up OK and did fine during acclamation.
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!