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Amano Shrimp, also known as Caridina multidentata, are a freshwater shrimp species that are highly valued for their ability to consume algae and help keep aquariums clean. They are native to Japan and are widely used in aquascaping and planted tanks.


Amano Shrimp require specific water parameters to thrive, including a pH range of 6.5-7.5, a temperature range of 72-78°F, and moderately hard to hard water with a total dissolved solids (TDS) level of 200-400 ppm. They prefer a planted tank with hiding places, and may benefit from some moderate water flow.


In terms of diet, Amano Shrimp are primarily algae eaters and will consume most types of algae in the aquarium. They may also benefit from supplemental feedings of commercial shrimp pellets, blanched vegetables, and live or frozen foods.


Amano Shrimp are peaceful and non-aggressive, making them suitable for community aquariums. They can also coexist with other types of shrimp, such as Cherry Shrimp or Crystal Red Shrimp. Amano Shrimp are not prolific breeders, and it can be difficult to breed them in captivity.

Amano Shrimp

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