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.
|Size||Males up to 4 cm, Females up to 6 cm|
|Age||up to 8 years and more|
|Reproduction||larvae in saltwater, not quite easy|
|Temperature||16 – 26 °C|
|pH||6.3 – 8.0|
||5 to 18° dGh|
||2 to 10° dKh|
|Aquarium size||from 50 l (we recommend from 60 l)|