Amano shrimp – deals with algae in your tank

Amano shrimp (Caridina multidentata, Caridina japonica, Japanese shrimp, algae shrimp) is a very active though quite peaceful shrimp – it is one of the best and most useful shrimps for keeping in a tank. Japanese aquascapist Takashi Amano was the first to use these shrimps in his nature aquariums.

Since 2003 Amano shrimp has become popular all over the world and millions of aquarists fancy them.

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Glass shrimp or ghost shrimp (Palaemonetes sp)

In the current article we will talk about quite popular tank shrimp. This small and almost transparent shrimp has lots of various names – Glass shrimp, ghost shrimp (Palaemonetes sp). However, each of them describes it rather precisely. Since it is almost invisible in a tank, especially if the latter is full of tank plants.

This shrimp got its name due to its semitransparent body. These shrimps are good to to have in a tank with small fishes, because they help to keep the tank clean by eating food leftovers and other detrital products on the tank bottom.

Ghost shrimp lifespan isn’t long – about six month. As for ghost shrimp size – it may grow up to 2 inches (5 cm) long provided with good care.
ghost shrimp

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