The Amano shrimp is a great addition if you are looking for an invertebrate to
help clean your tank. They were introduced into the aquarium hobby by the
legendary tank designer Takashi Amano in the early 1980’s. They are commonly
referred to as Japanese Shrimp, Yamato Shrimp, and Amano’s Shrimp. These
shrimp are originally from freshwater streams in Japan and Taiwan. We
recommend using these shrimp in a well planted tank for controlling algae
growth. Caution should be taken to have a secured lid due to their tendency to
climb. These shrimp can be added with other shrimp but caution should be taken
when adding with fish, fish will most likely eat them.
- Approximately 3/4″ or larger in size
- Commonly known as the best algae eating shrimp in the hobby
- Translucent body with reddish brown spots along its body
- Common other names include Japanese Shrimp, Yamato Shrimp, Amano’s Shrimp and Algae Shrimp
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