Amano Shrimp

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The Amano shrimp was introduced by famed aquarist Amano Takashi in the 1980's. It is know for its voracious appetite and ability to consume all types of algae. The Amano shrimp used to be known as the caridina japonica, but was subsequently reclassified as the caridina multidentata. It is a low form breeder where eggs hatch into larvae that requires brackish water to survive. The Amano rivals RCS in parameter tolerance, but is extremely difficult to breed in a captive environment.


  • Scientific Name: Caridina Multidentata
  • Common Name: Amano Shrimp
  • Origin: Japan
  • pH: 6.0-8.0
  • Temp: 64-84°F
  • TDS: 80-400
  • KH: 0-10
  • GH: 4-14
  • Fertility: Low
  • Difficulty: Easy
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