Caridina multidentata is commonly called Amano shrimp, Japonica shrimp, or Yamato shrimp. They are also generally categorized into freshwater algae eating shrimp and dwarf shrimp. They are the perfect addition to your algae clean up crew.
Amano shrimp are some of the largest dwarf shrimp, growing up to about 5 cm, making them easily distinguishable from smaller neocaridina and caridina. They can easily be recognized by their greyish transparent bodies with rows of dots on each side.
Scientific name: Caridina multidentata
Shrimp Care for Caridina:
Recommended and our Tank in ()
Water Temp:18-24C (we try to stabilized it at 21C)
PH 5.8-6.8 (5.2-5.6)
TDS 100-180 (170-190) We do weekly TDS readings and do water changes when we have a TDS reading of 180)
These are guidelines to assist you and not set in stone!!! You need to find what works for you and your tank inhabitants. Keep the water parameters stable.
Nature Boys have a range of Botanicals (Cones & Leaves) and food products (Fruit-, Nettle-, and Moringa Mix plus Bee Pollen) that have been tested and proven.
Shrimp will also graze on the bio-film that accumulate on the Botanicals and build -up of algae within your tank. We recommend that you only clean the front face of your tank, leaving the other areas for algae to accumulate.
It is very important that you do not overfed your tank inhabitants.
We do not recommend the ‘Drop-and-Go’ method but rather ‘Drip’ method whereby you mix the tank water of their new home with the water they have arrived in. Use airline tubing and make a loose knot in it. Suck on the one end to start the water flow. Tighten the knot so that you have a drop per second rate. Let the process continue to the point where you have 50/50 ratio. (new water/water it arrived in). Let them stand for maybe another our or so before you net them out and add them to their new home. The shrimp will regain their color as they settle in.