Amano shrimp, german breed

Caridina japonica (multidentata)
the best algae-eater among freshwater shrimp Amano shrimp grows to a size of up to 6 cm support a tree planting project with the purchase german offspring (breed) Amano Shrimp
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Size S (approx. 2,0 cm)
2.49 €
Size M (approx. 2,5 cm)
2.99 €
Size L (approx. 3,0 cm)
3.99 €
Size XL (approx. 3,5 cm)
4.99 €

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The Amano shrimps (here from German offspring) are one of the most efficient algae-eating shrimp there is. The Amano shrimp is an omnivore, and can reach an age of over 8 years. The females of the Amano shrimps grow to a body length of 6 cm, the males stay somewhat smaller. When they do not get lots of shrimp food, no algae will escape their ravenous appetite …

Amano shrimp from German offspring!
Our Amano shrimps offered here come from German offspring, using 100% green electricity. This avoids long transport routes halfway around the world, delivery times are significantly reduced, thus reducing stress for the animals and, above all, protecting the wild stocks of Amano shrimp in their natural habitats in Japan and Taiwan. We also operate our shrimp house with 100% green electricity, so the animals are bred and kept with renewable energy in terms of electricity consumption up to packaging for you. In this way we can save a lot of CO2 together with you.

Amano shrimp are quite agile, curious and peaceful, and will soon lose their fear of the hands of their keeper. Amano shrimps do not fight amongst each other, and other shrimp species as well as fish have nothing to fear from them. Only when they are severely underfed with protein (due to a very uniform diet) Amano shrimps might turn to weak shrimp (for example, after a moult), however, this is an exemption, not normal behaviour.

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Amano Shrimp

Color mostly transparent, dot and dash pattern
Behavior agile, peaceful
Reproduction larvae in saltwater, not quite easy
Water medium soft to medium hard
Difficulty Beginners suitable
Keeping uncomplicated

The females of the Amano shrimps release up to 2,000 (!) larvae in freshwater, which need marine to brackish water to grow up. The tiny, free-floating larvae will survive for only three days in freshwater, then they die off, or they are sucked into the filter. Breeding Amano shrimp takes a lot of time and dedication, but it is really rewarding.

Amano shrimp do not have any special requirements regarding the aquarium decoration. Due to their size of up to a good 6 cm Amano shrimp should not be kept in tanks under 40/50 litres. If they do not have enough room to move and the tank has no lid they might try to escape. Some structure in the form of driftwood, rocks or plants is all Amano shrimps need. Keeping Amano shrimps together with fish that do not predate on them is entirely unproblematic.


Amano Shrimp

Origin (Nature) Japan, Taiwan
Origin (Breed) Breed in Germany
Size Males up to 4 cm, Females up to 6 cm
Age up to 8 years and more
Behaviour agile, peaceful
Reproduction larvae in saltwater, not quite easy
Temperature 16 - 26 °C
pH 6.3 - 8.0
Total hardness
5 to 18° dGh
Carbonate hardness
2 to 10° dKh
Aquarium size from 50 l (we recommend from 60 l)
Difficulty Beginners suitable
Keeping uncomplicated
Food absolute omnivores
Our tips for keeping

Amano shrimp feel the happiest when the pH is between 6.5 and 8, a total hardness of 6 to 14 °dGH (German hardness) and a carbonate hardness of 2 to 6° dKH (German hardness). The temperature for Amano shrimps should be between 20 and 24° C ... varied food (predominantly of vegetable origin, and frozen food on a regular basis) contributes to heathly, vital, happy Amano shrimp.

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Do something good by buying our German-bred Amano Shrimp!
The breeder now has a permanent partnership with the organization "Trees for the Future" ( and has trees planted by selling his shrimp. We support this and now pay a little more for his shrimp, so a tree is planted for every 5 shrimp we buy from him. You can easily support this project by choosing these Amano shrimp. We bear the additional costs for the tree planting campaign, this does not change the price for you. So join us, every shrimp counts.

Article information
Manufacturer Garnelenhaus
Article number GH-2001725
EAN number 80003185
Shipping weight 0,15 kg

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25 Nov 2022 • not verified

Wie immer vom Garnelenhaus... Vitale und gesunde Tiere die gut verpackt und ohne Ausfälle schnell geliefert wurden.

11 Nov 2022 • not verified

Sehr große Amano die sich derzeit noch verstecken. Kenne ich aber von den anderen auch.

25 Sep 2022 • not verified

Lebhafte Tiere,die sich schnell im Becken integriert haben und mit der Zeit schon sehr zutraulich werden und sich mehr und mehr sehen lassen.

4 May 2022 • not verified

Ganz wundervolle Tierchen, kamen gesund und munter an. Der etwas höhere Preis der dt. NZ-Garnelen im Gegensatz zu den sonst erhältlichen günstigeren Wildfängen/Importen ist absolut gerechtfertigt. Schöne, entspannte und neugierige Tiere!

4 May 2022 • not verified

Ganz wundervolle Tierchen, kamen gesund und munter an (ein Weibchen sogar Eier tragend :)). Der etwas höhere Preis der dt. NZ-Garnelen im Gegensatz zu den sonst erhältlichen günstigeren Wildfängen/Importen ist absolut gerechtfertigt. Schöne, entspannte und neugierige Tiere!

2 Apr 2022 • not verified

Habe 10 von den XL Garnelen Dr. Nachricht genommen. Tolle Tiere, agil und munter.
Sehr schnelle Lieferung, Dienstag bestellt, Donnerstag geliefert. Sehr gut verpackt in Doppelbeutel mit zusätzlicher Isolationsschicht und Wärmepack. Einfach nur Top.
Danke für den tollen Service und ich bestelle gerne wieder.

15 Mar 2022 • not verified

Tiere kamen gut verpackt an, alle sehr lebendig und agil, haben nach der Eingewöhnung sofort das Aquarium erkundet und gefressen. Immer wieder gerne!

9 Feb 2022 • not verified

Schöne Garnelen!!Kamen super verpackt an!! Alles super geklappt!!

23 Jan 2022 • not verified

Tolle agile Tiere, ganz enstpannt bei der Eingewöhnung, haben im Aquarium direkt angefangen zu fressen und sich gut eingelebt. Gut zu beobachten, da sie sich sehr schwimmfreudig und gar nicht scheu zeigen.

12 Jan 2022 • not verified

Die Tiere kamen gut Verpackt und lebendig an. Leider sind sie aktuell noch etwas scheu und verstecken sich noch. Da es sich um ein Gemeinschaftsbecken handelt müssen die Garnelen sich natürlich erst an die neue Umgebung und neuen Mitbewohnern gewöhnen.

31 Dec 2021 • not verified

Ich war gegenüber postalischer Bestellung von Garnelen grundsätzlich etwas skeptisch. Da ich allerdings meine gewünschten Garnelen, u.a. Amanogarnelen nicht vor Ort bekommen konnte, habe ich mich zu einer Onlinebestellung entschieden. Im Nachhinein eine gute Entscheidung! Alle Tiere waren wohl auf, von guter Qualität und nach einigen Tagen der Eingewöhnung sehr agil! Keinerlei Scheu, was zum einen von Amanogarnelen so gar nicht kenne und darüber hinaus den Wasserwechsel zur Herausforderung
macht ;-)

4 Dec 2021 • not verified


2 Dec 2021 • not verified

Sehr lebhafte Garnelen, alle haben sich gut bei uns eingefunden!

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