Rare Australian Amano Shrimp
You will receive one Australian Amano Shrimp that is 2-3cm in length.
Caridina typus aka "Australian Amano Shrimp"
Amano Shrimp (Caridina japonica/Caridina multidentata)
Will eat stringy algae, black beard algae, green string algae and black string algae/hair algae and grazes on dead organic matter.
Appearance is variable, may have a full line longitudinally down length of tail, may have broken line, no line at all and/or lateral stripes. Colours and patterns may change in the same individual depending on environment, some look mostly clear with a blue tint, others look more red, brown or black. May change colour depending on environmental factors and substrate colour.
A confident shrimp that will explore all areas of the tank by foot, occasionally swimming about, especially when startled. C.typus are known to crawl out of aquariums,this usually happens on the first 24hrs when introduced to a new tank/environment.
These are the best algae eaters out there, as far as shrimp go.
Can grow up to 3.5cm.
Difficulty level: Easy pH: 6.5-8.0
TDS (Total Dissolved Solids): 180-250
The Rare Australian Amano Shrimp (Caridina multidentata) is an exquisite and sought-after species known for its unique appearance and beneficial algae-eating habits. Originating from the freshwater streams of Australia, this shrimp species has gained popularity among aquarium enthusiasts due to its vibrant coloration and helpful contribution to aquarium maintenance.
The Rare Australian Amano Shrimp typically grows up to 2 inches in length and boasts a striking translucent body with a range of hues, including shades of green, brown, and blue. Its distinctive feature is its elongated, flattened body shape and long antennae. These shrimp are highly efficient algae consumers and are often employed to combat unwanted algae growth in aquariums.
Breeding the Rare Australian Amano Shrimp can be challenging, as they require specific conditions and a dedicated setup. Simulating their natural habitat is essential. Provide a well-established aquarium with plenty of hiding places, moderate water flow, and a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.5 and 7.5. Maintain a temperature range of 72-78°F (22-25.5°C) and provide a varied diet of algae wafers, blanched vegetables, and occasional protein-rich foods.
Do's and Don'ts:
Do provide a well-maintained aquarium with stable water parameters to ensure the health and well-being of the shrimp.
Do offer a balanced diet, including algae-based foods and natural supplements.
Do incorporate live plants and driftwood into the aquarium, providing additional hiding spots and grazing surfaces.
Don't keep the Rare Australian Amano Shrimp with aggressive or large fish species that may prey on them.
Don't subject the shrimp to rapid changes in water conditions, as they are sensitive to fluctuations.
In conclusion, the Rare Australian Amano Shrimp is a visually stunning and beneficial addition to any aquarium. With the proper care and attention to their specific needs, these shrimp can thrive and play a vital role in maintaining a healthy aquatic ecosystem.