Fish Species

Amano Shrimp

Amano Shrimp - Description

The Amano Shrimp is known by a whole host of other common names such as the Japanese Marsh Shrimp, Japanese Swamp Shrimp, Algae Eating Shrimp and Yamato Shrimp.

It is a freshwater shrimp found in swampy areas and marshland in Japan. They are very similar in appearance to the Ghost shrimp, but can be distinguished by  their fan tail.

The Amano shrimp is a great addition to the freshwater tropical aquarium, they are fantastic algae eaters and will help to keep the aquarium clean!

Popular Name: Amano Shrimp
Species: Caridina japonica

Profile of the Amano Shrimp

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Amano Shrimp species.

  • Size: Up to 5cm 

  • Diet / Feeding: Algae, Flaked or Frozen Food

  • Temperament: Scavengers

  • Habitat: Marsh and Swamps in Japan

  • Behaviour: Ideal addition to a community tank

  • Range: Japan

Scientific Classification of the Amano Shrimp

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Caridina japonica

  • Popular Name: Amaro Shrimp - Yamato Shrimp - Japanese Marsh Shrimp -  Japanese Swamp Shrimp - Algae Eating Shrimp

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Arthropoda

  • Class: Malacostraca

  • Order: Decapoda

  • Family: Atyidae

Crustaceans Index

Facts about Fish Species - Amano Shrimp

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

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