Species group: Freshwater Invertebrates
Other common names: Algae-eating Shrimp; Yamato Shrimp; Japonica Shrimp; Algae Shrimp; Japanese Swamp Shrimp; Japanese Marsh Shrimp; Amamoto Shrimp; Yamato Numaebi
Scientific name: Caridina multidentata
The Amano Shrimp is native to slow moving streams in much of Asia, including Japan, Korea and Taiwan. It was introduced to the aquarium hobby in the 1980's.
The Amano Shrimp is one of the most popular shrimp for planted freshwater tanks because of its appetite for algae.
The Amano Shrimp is a translucent gray color, and has black and red spots on the side of its body.
Does best when kept in groups of 5 or more individuals. It is a peaceful invertebrate and should be kept with fish which are not very aggressive.
Invertebrates like the Amano Shrimp cannot tolerate high nitrate levels or copper-based medications.
algae issues, best algae eaters, Great cleaner shrimp, nano tanks, Peaceful community fish
powerful filters, bigger fish, tank mates, smaller shrimps, large predatory fish
transparent bodies, small claws, cucumber chunks