The Japonica Amano Shrimp, or Amano Shrimp, has gained popularity due to its large appetite for all kinds of freshwater algae. It will consume leftover fish food and detritus on the aquarium floor, making the Amano Shrimp an efficient cleaner that is also very interesting to watch. The Amano Shrimp is mostly opaque brown in color with a tan stripe that runs the length of the back. On their sides, there are many broken horizontal lines.
The Amano Shrimp is very difficult to breed, and very few hobbyists have been able to raise the larvae to maturity. The average life span of the Japonica Amano Shrimp is 2 to 3 years in captivity.
Japonica Amano Shrimp is an omnivore that will consume algae, detritus and left over food. If insufficient food is present, supplement with a quality flake food or pellet.
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