Amano Shrimp - Caridina multidentata
These tiny and amusing creatures are great for planted tanks. They will delicately remove and eat algae from your plant's fragile leaves. They also clean up the surface of the gravel and are generally a lot of fun to watch. They are virtually harmless to fish, and only larger fish may attempt to nibble at them, so be careful with the sort of tankmates that these little guys will be coexisting with. They will pick at leftover food as well as algae. Keep up with your water quality as these shrimp can be sensitive to water conditions.
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|Common Name||Amano Shrimp|
|Scientific Name||Caridina multidentata|
|Max Size (in inches)||2|
|Min Tank Size (in gallons)||10|
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Ratings & Reviews
A worthwhile addition
by Ed Williamson
These shrimp are a nice addition to my planted tank. Although they often hide and are not seen for days at a time, when they do show themselves they are fascinating and entertaining to watch as their movement is so different from that of fish. They seem to do well in a community tank, and have not been difficult to keep for the month I have had them, regardless of the various concerns I have been told.
Great $5 Addition
by MARK O
I've had one of these for two months now, in a 10 gallon tank, with small river stone substrate, small plastic green plants, natural river stone, and driftwood. I have two apple snails, a 3" comet goldfish, and a 3" fantail calico goldfish. The shrimp has lived for two months now in this tank, and has grown almost to 1" in length. It has been in the tank for 2 months now, and it stays hidden mostly. At first, I thought it didn't last overnight, and was fish food, however about a month later, I found him hiding under a small piece of driftwood.
<br>In short, it lives fine in a ten gallon, with two goldfish, as long as you give this shrimp ample places to hide. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to add a third species to your tank.