This pack includes five (5) Amano Shrimp. The shrimp provided are usually sub-adults (1-2cm) in size and the sex is selected at random. Amano Shrimp have an exceptional ability to consume large amounts of algae. Amanos are one of the larger shrimp in the hobby and are easily recognized by their large transparent/greyish colored body, with a long line of red/brown or blue/grey dots running the length of their body
All shrimp are shipped on the Monday after your order is placed, and are shipped via overnight courier. This is done to ensure the best chance of success for shipping, in case of delays on delivery by the courier.
Amano Shrimp were brought to popularity by Takashi Amano, because of their reputation for controlling algae and generally keeping tanks debris free. Behind the Cherry Shrimp, it is the most popular freshwater Shrimp in the hobby
In general Amano Shrimp are very peaceful; however this all changes when the food comes out as they are aggressive eaters and will out compete other shrimp for food.
If you have any questions beforehand, don’t hesitate to contact us – We are happy to answer any question and guide you through the process!
Name: Caridina multidentata
Appearance: Amanos are one of the larger shrimp in the hobby and are easily recognized by their large transparent/greyish colored body, with a long line of red/brown or blue/grey dots running the length of their body
Available Size: 1-3 cm
Available Sex: Selected at random.
Food: We feed our shrimp various food, including SL Aqua Magic Powder, Mineral Pearls, catappa leaves, etc.
Breeding: Amanos are extremely difficult to breed due to advanced requirements. To achieve success in Amano shrimps breeding, Amano shrimp larvae and juveniles need to be progressed through the stages of water salinity, which correspond to their migration trough different kinds of water in the wild.
Temperature : 20-24 Celsius
When introducing them to their new tank, please acclimatize them slowly in a bowl over a period of several hours, mixing your tank water with the water they came in, slowly increasing the amount of tank water until you have a mixture of 1/3 transport and 2/3 tank water. After that net them out and put them into their new home. It is normal for the shrimp to lose a little colour during transport. As soon as they are in their new tank they will colour back up to their full intensity.