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Amano Shrimp - Small - Aqua Essentials
Amano Shrimp - Small - Aqua Essentials
Amano Shrimp - Small - Aqua Essentials

Aqua Essentials

Amano Shrimp - Small x 5


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The ultimate ALGAE EATER.

Size = 10-15mm long approx

1 shrimp per 5L of water is the recommended quantity - any less and they won't do the job you want.

Does your tank suffer from algae in any way? Are you like many others tearing your hair out and wondering what you might be doing wrong with your aquarium and where all the algae is coming from? Amano shrimp are the ULTIMATE algae eaters working day and night, consuming huge amounts of aquarium no matter what time of day it is. Amano shrimp are strong, full of character and HUNGRY for algae. They've been the best algae eaters ever since they were first introduced into this hobby.

History of Amano Shrimp:

The Amano Shrimp was discovered in the 1990s in Japan and made famous by aquascaper Takashi Amano who harnessed the power of these shrimp as they consume vast amounts of algae. Larger than all the other freshwater shrimp, they work tirelessly keeping the algae levels down at all times and you would be amazed at the sheer amount of algae they actually consume in 24 hours.

Will my fish eat them?

All shrimp are part of the food chain so they must not be kept with fish they may try and eat them (angels for example) and their preferred tank mates are community small fish. However Amano shrimp are strong and no walk over (especially the XL one's we sell).

How many can I have in my tank?

As many as you like as they have little impact of stocking density. In a 100L tank I suggest 20 Amano shrimp.

What conditions do they prefer?

They're not particularly fussy but in general an acidic environment, preferring a pH range of 6.3-7 and will accept water temperatures up to 28 degrees.

Do I acclimatise them like fish?

The short answer is no. Although they are hardy you must acclimatise them slowly. We have a wonderful acclimatisation product that you would find very useful and something I recommend. Click here for more info.

Note: The picture with 3 tanks shows how efficient the Amano shrimp is when it comes to keeping a plant aquarium free from algae. The aquarium to the left had 3 shrimps, the one in the middle had none, while the one to the right had one shrimp during the start-up. They were all planted in the same way: 3 Anubias barteri var. nana and 3 Eleocharis parvula. The picture has been taken 3 months after the start-up. It is experiments like these that make Tropica recommend 1 Amano shrimp per 5 L water during the start-up of a new plant aquarium. Once a biological balance has been achieved in the aquarium, you can easily settle for fewer shrimps - e.g. 1 per 15 L water. However, if you have many fish that you feed, then we recommend that you maintain the population of 1 Amano shrimp per 5 L water.

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All our products are in stock, ready to ship (unless otherwise stated). Order before 4pm for same day dispatch (Mon-Fri). Prices start at £4.99 for a Tracked 48 Service (up to 5kgs) and £8.99 for Express Delivery via DPD.

Our Delivery Promise To You

If you choose Express Delivery, we will replace any plants that are damaged due to delays. Express Delivery is a fast, trackable, and reliable option with a one hour delivery window. It also ensures that the plants will arrive in the same condition as when they left our facility. If you choose a different postage option, such as Tracked 24 or Tracked 48, you will not be covered for any damages due to delays and will assume the risk yourself if the plants do not arrive in good condition. Express Delivery includes an insurance policy, which may cost more but provides added peace of mind.

Amano Shrimp - Small - Aqua Essentials
Amano Shrimp - Small - Aqua Essentials
Amano Shrimp - Small - Aqua Essentials


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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Ian Scott
Ok but...

Bought these & cherry shrimp. Delivery was delayed due to cold weather which i can forgive but when arrived there was no heat packs at all apart from shredded paper. Acclimatised an settling in less than a day now but thought due to the price of these which are dearer than my LFS and the price of P&P that they would have atleast had heat packs in the box. Especially Aqua Essientials delaying the order due to the weather, a heat pack or two would'nt have gone a miss. Never the less we shall see how they do but i cannot give 5 stars for this reason.

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