Yamato Shrimp – Caridina japonica
Species name: caridina japonica
Common name: Amano Algae Eating Shrimp, Amano Shrimp, Yamato Shrimp, Yamato numa-ebi, and Japanese Marsh Shrimp
Maximum size: 2 Inches / 5 cm
Coloration: Brown or opaque looking color. Small tan spots from lines down the back of the shrimp. Along its sides are small red dots forming broken lines from front to rear. Commonly there are a few black or white spots throughout the body of the shrimp.
Environment: Freshwater / Brackish Water
Origin: Yamato region of Japan
Company: Smaller tetra and community fish. No larger or aggressive natured fish.
Yamato Shrimp - Picture by Dragon Goby
Aquarium setup: Medium to heavy planted tank with stable water conditions. The shrimp will quickly adapt to freshwater and ph conditions but are susceptible to even low levels of ammonia and nitrites.
Feeding: Crab Bites, Algae, Filter Feeders of fallen food, black beard algae, brown algae
Breeding: Extremely hard to breed. Larvae must be hatched in brackish water than can slowly be acclimated to freshwater after the first week
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