Freshwater Shrimp


We've been trying to locate some types of bottom feeding (preferably algae-eating) fish to keep out tanks clean and also add to the beauty of them. Recently we got a 3 of these of gray-colored (Japanese) freshwater shrimp. One died soon after but the others seem to be cruising around the bogwood, and doing fine. They are very difficult to see as with their color, they tend to blend into the tank scenery.

I have also seen the red or red and white freshwater shrimp in some shops. They seem quite beautiful and would be a nice addition to any tank. However, I know nothing about them. Can anyone tell me what they are all about? Are they easy to keep? Do they eat algae? Any info. would greatly appreciated...


Sounds like Amano shrimp...

I had 2 in my tank until very recently.

They do eat algae, however they tend to quickly get a taste for any plants you have in your aquarium

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