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.
Selling size approx 2cm
After almost a full week of waiting for Auspost to deliver these shrimp due to their COVID delays I was certain that I was going to be receiving a bag of dead animals once they arrived. When they finally did get here the water in the bag was stone cold and I must assume that the small container they arrived in had been tossed around by busy postage handlers with the same regard as any other postage item. And yet these little critters survived and are now happily foraging inside my planted tank.
These little things must be as tough as boots to go through what they have been through. I really am genuinely astonished that they made it. I am so happy I bought these guys and if it were not for the fact that they are on the more expensive side of crustaceans purchasable I would be buying more than I now have.
On a side note, in the current climate of an overwhelmed national postage service that has disbanded express postage I do believe that it might benefit everyone if items posted from Abquatics were clearly marked as perishable livestock in some manner to help distinguish and prioritise deliveries and prevent packages from ending up at the bottom of a pallet in some distribution warehouse for days on end. It is understandable that Auspost are very busy but I think even they would agree that live animals take precedent over some Chinese made plastic junk someone bought on Ebay.
Abquatics went above and beyond for my order! Couldn't be happier with the service and product. Definitely coming back again!
I received two healthy fat Amano's - wow they're huge compared to ghost and cherry shrimps! So far they've been enjoying the tank and doing a fantastic job of cleaning up hair algae off my heater. They wander around everywhere but seem to be more active at night.
The delivery was fast and I was happy to get my two Amano shrimps alive. I made sure I’ve acclimated them before dumping them into my aquarium. However I haven’t seen them since so am quite disappointed with my purchase.
Healthy shrimp, good size. Highly recommend