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Amano Shrimp (Japonica Sp.)

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Amano Shrimp, also known as Caridina multidentata, a popular and beneficial addition to freshwater aquariums, available at Aquarium Roots. These freshwater shrimp are renowned for their algae-eating prowess and peaceful nature, making them valuable members of any aquarium ecosystem.

Amano Shrimp are highly effective at consuming algae and helping to keep aquariums clean. Their small size and non-aggressive behavior make them compatible with a wide range of tank mates, including fish and other invertebrates. These shrimp are relatively hardy and can adapt to various water conditions, making them suitable for beginner and experienced aquarists alike.

Explore our care chart below for more information on how to provide the best environment for your Amano Shrimp:

Care Chart:

  • Species: Amano Shrimp (Caridina multidentata)
  • Origin: Japan
  • Size: Up to 2 inches
  • Lifespan: 2-3 years
  • Water Temperature: 72-78°F
  • pH: 6.5-7.5
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard
  • Tank Size: Minimum 5 gallons for a small group
  • Diet: Omnivorous - feed algae wafers, blanched vegetables, and occasional protein-rich foods
  • Compatibility: Peaceful, suitable for community aquariums with other non-aggressive species