Amano Shrimp (Caridina multidentata) Yamato Shrimp

Amano Shrimp (Caridina multidentata) Yamato Shrimp

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Amano Shrimp are named for the aquarist Takashi Amano, who first introduced them to the aquarium hobby after discovering their ability to obliterate algae in aquariums. Also known as Yamato Shrimp, this species is found in the wild in Japan, as well as parts of Korea and Taiwan. They are extremely difficult to breed, so most Amano shrimp are caught in the wild and then sold to stores and individual hobbyists.

Their reputation as excellent algae eaters makes these shrimp ideal candidates for planted tanks. Amano Shrimp are totally peaceful, and are great additions to shrimp tanks with other dwarf shrimp species because they will not interbreed with other dwarf shrimp or eat shrimp fry. Though their translucent coloration does not make them stand out as much as the other, brighter-colored varieties of dwarf shrimp that we offer, they are beautiful in their own subtle yet elegant way. Their clear, light blue bodies are speckled with small, dark red or brown dots that form interesting patterns, and they often feature an opaque blue or brown stripe along their backs. 

 These shrimp grow larger than any other dwarf shrimp in the hobby, attaining a maximum size of 2 inches in length or more.

Recommended Tank Parameters

  • pH level range: 6.0 - 7.6
  • Temperature range: 60° - 80° F (15.5° - 27° C)
  • Water type: kH 0 - 10; gH 4 - 14; TDS 80 - 400

    This is only apply to live fish order.

    Live Arrival Guarantee:

    We have a lot of experience with shipping live fish orders. In 2021, Our records showed that we only have a 0.5 % Dead on Arrival rate for all live fish orders, compared to the industry standard is at 1.5%. This means that out of 1000 live orders that we shipped to our customer only 5 orders would have fish that arrived dead.

    At Splashy Fish, we ensure that our customers are happy and satisfied with their orders. We offer a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all of our animals that are shipped to the customer via USPS, UPS, and FedEx.

    Splashy Fish has the right to void Live Arrival Guarantee protection if these circumstances include: 

    1. The customer has chosen USPS First Class Mail as a shipped method. 
    2. Shipping address to a PO Box
    3. The order was refused delivery by the customer. 
    4. The order was held for pick up at USPS, UPS, FedEx offices no longer than 24 hours after the last update on the tracking number. 
    5. Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not include all the requirements mentioned below
    6. Live Arrival Guarantee claim made after the arrival period is mentioned below. 
    7. The Fish/Animal have to be in original packaging. 

    Live Arrival Guarantee Claim Period: 

    For Live Fish and other invertebrates: one and a half hours (1.5 hours) of posted delivery time or customer received time. 

    For Snails48 hours of posted delivery time or customer received time. 

    How to claim for Splashy Fish's Live Arrival Guarantee: 

    If there is an incident when your fish are delivered "dead on arrival,” 

    1. Take 1 picture of the shipping box and the shipping label. 
    2. For live fish and other invertebrates: Take 2 pictures of each of the fish bags that is dead on arrival (the pictures have to show the bag in its original condition, unopened with the original rubber band)
    For Snail: Snail generally take longer to acclimate, our customer will have 48 hours of posted delivery time to claim for Live Arrival Guarantee. Please place the snail at the one corner of the tank and within 48 hours and any snail didn't move. Please take pictures of the snail where the opening. 
    1. Send us an email to with the subject line: DOA and Your Order Number OR messaged us on our social media
    2. Body of the text: Your tracking number
    3. The claim must be sent within the claim period mentioned above. 

    After submitting all the information required above it will take us 1 to 3 business days to determine the cause of dead on arrival. If the claim was valid and approved by our team, There is two option for you to choose from:

    1. Complimentary one-time replacement of the fish you ordered (pending current inventory availability). Customers are responsible for the replacement shipping charge. 
    2. Received the store credit for future purchase of the dead on arrival fish excluding the shipping cost. 

    If the Live Arrival Guarantee claim doesn't include all the requirements listed above, Splashy Fish has all the rights to reject your claim.



    We ship all of the customer orders from our warehouse located in Springfield, VA. We pack and ship our orders depending on the orders with the exception of someday we cannot ship out live fish.

    All Live Fish orders will be shipped out on Tuesday and Wednesday each week for overnight shipping by UPS.

    Monday to Saturday:  We will pack and ship out all orders that do not contain live fish. 

    Sunday: (Splashy Day) Today is the day we let our hard-working team members and our fish to destress and ready for the following week's shipment.

    For more information regarding about shipping please visit us our Shipping Policy and Schedule

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