Amano Shrimp Care
Amano Shrimp or their scientific name Caridina multidentata, are very hardy and are great algae eaters. They are perfect beginner freshwater shrimp. These Amano Shrimp are sold at roughly 3/4" in length and can grow up to 2". They are shrimp ninjas and are known to crawl out the water, so make sure there is lid on your tank!
Amano Shrimp can also be kept with other colored shrimp like Cherry Shrimp and other Neocaridina varieties. They are very peaceful invertebrates and won't bother other shrimp and can survive in a large range of water conditions.
Amano Shrimp Lifespan
Amano Shrimp lifespan is around 2 to 3 years but lifespan will vary depending on the tank conditions, specifically temperature. Most invertebrates will grow quicker in higher temperatures (above 80F-84F) but their lifespan might be shortened slightly due to the faster metabolism caused by the higher temperature.
Amano Shrimp Breeding
A question we get a lot is regarding Amano Shrimp Breeding. Amano Shrimp are difficult to breed in captivity. Their eggs and larvae require brackish water to survive and flourish. Some breeders have found some success but with very low survival rates.
Recommended Tank Water Parameters
Temperature: 64 - 84F