Shrimp Amano - a good helper in the aquarium
Takashi Amano - this aquarium designer, in honor of which were named shrimp Amano. Such a shrimp is the main and only enemy of the filamentous algae, as well as the brown beard. The last species of algae only this type of shrimp could finally win.
The shrimp is all transparent, brown dots appear on it. The color of her body can be green or red, it all depends on the food. If the shrimp eats only algae and detritus, then its color will be green. These crustaceans are very fond of fish food and gladly eat it, after which they become reddish. Shrimp Amano - amazing maskers, which you just do not see in the aquarium. Some even considered them dead and tried to wash the aquarium, but found their shrimp at the bottom unharmed. There is one secret to see these hidden inhabitants in the aquarium. To do this, you need to send a flashlight to the aquarium at night: then you will see how their eyes will shine.
How to feed shrimp
Shrimp Amano can live happily in your aquarium, fighting and trying only with algae. If you want to pamper your aquarium pets, then know that they will not be against such a delicacy as tablets for catfish or other fish food. Just remember that pampering often shrimp does not follow, as this can lead to the fact that they simply stop eating seaweed, switching to "goodies". That is, they simply abandon their main purpose in your aquarium - the fight against algae.
Do not forget to feed your shrimp in time, if required. Hungry crustaceans are very aggressive towards small fish and can eat them hungry. The way out is to monitor the feeding of shrimp or just small neighbors not to keep with aggressive individuals in one aquarium.
Living in an aquarium
Once you start shrimp, they are still too small and defenseless, so take care of their safety in advance. Shrimp Amano can become a delicacy for other inhabitants of the aquarium, so it is time to move them into a separate container.
One day you will see shrimp shells in the aquarium. It is not necessary in this case to be frightened, the shrimps did not suffer in any way, they simply dropped their already tight shells. The shell for shrimp acts as a protection, so without it they are forced to hide. Hide the shrimp Amano where possible: under rocks, in thickets of algae, in snags. This happens until they have a new carapace.
Amano shrimp should be multiplied in a separate aquarium with fresh water (temperature - 28-29 degrees). In a separate aquarium, no one will bother them, which means they have nothing to fear. Shrimp will begin to actively mate, later the bag with caviar appears in the female. In one bag can be from 2 to 4 thousand pieces of eggs.
Fruit bearing lasts from 4 to 6 weeks. At this time, the female regularly cleans the eggs and shifts them from the bag to the bag. A few days before hatching, caviar becomes much lighter than usual. Then it is necessary to transplant the female into a separate container, where almost microscopic larvae will be harvested.
Newborn larvae can be seen only under a microscope. You can see under it, as from the first day the fry actively begin to eat, eating microorganisms and other food in the aquarium. The cultivation of Amano shrimp in an aquarium requires special conditions. In the first few weeks, as soon as the fry became independent, they need salt water. If this condition is neglected, the larvae will die on the fourth day.