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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 961 reviews
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    Amano Shrimp - 5 or 10 Pack

    James B
    Love these guys!

    Shrimp arrived healthy and active. They quickly acclimated to my tank and are crawling around my driftwood and digging through my substrate! Thanks for another great order FLIP Aquatics!

    William Jackson
    Excellent Customer Service

    Perfection is not possible, but accountability and responsiveness are - after an initial issue, Amelia and the customer service team at Flip Aquatics accepted accountability and responded with quick resolve - my shrimp are happily munching on algae now and all is right

    Bill w
    Amano shrimp

    All arrived alive and healthy. Have already placed another order and will continue to use Flip Aquatics.

    K. Mitchell
    Amazing longevity!! Thank you FlipAquatics

    I ordered 10 amano shrimp in March 2019. 4+ years later I still have 4 shrimp alive in my tank...most survived the 3 year mark. They have survived power outages in the middle of summer heatwaves and winter freezes...I keep them in a dedicated low tech planted tank and have been amazed at how well they have done. I clean the glass every couple months, but otherwise hey keep the tank spotless. I supplement by feeding just once per week.

    I'm back to order another batch for my tank. I'm convinced that the only reason I had any early losses at all in the first batch was due to dosing errors on my part. The tank is now 5 years old and I stopped dosing...looking forward to another healthy batch of shrimp.