Amano Shrimp
Caridina japonica

Care Level

Low

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

Yes

Max Size

Less than 2

Minimum Tank Size

10

Color

Tan

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

60-80° F, KH 3-10, pH 6.0-7.6

Description


General: The Amano Shrimp (Caridina japonica) are an invertebrate species from the wetlands of Southeast Asia. Amano Shrimp are peaceful, colorful, relatively hardy, and will frequently reproduce assuming optimal water chemistry. They can reach a length of two inches, and live up to two years in captivity.

Fecundity: The Amano Shrimp (Caridina japonica) may produce up to 50 eggs per clutch.

Preferred Water Chemistry: Slightly acidic (6.4-7.6 pH), intermediate water hardness (3-12 dGH)

Shrimp-Safe Water Chemistry: Nitrate (NO3) less than 20 parts per million, Nitrite (NO2) absent, Ammonia (NH3) absent

Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Algae, Herbivore Pellet, Algae Wafer, Boiled Vegetable

Dimorphism: The Amano Shrimp (Caridina japonica) female will reach a relatively large size, in comparison to the male. Also, the female will develop a brighter coloration when ready to reproduce.

Compatibility: The Amano Shrimp (Caridina japonica) are typically compatible with other peaceful shrimp species, Corydoras, Otocinclus, Danio, Rasbora, Pencilfish, Guppy, and smaller Tetra.


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