The Amano shrimp is a good helper in the aquarium
Takashi Amano – aquarium this designer, in whose honor was named the Amano shrimp. This shrimp is the main and only enemy of filamentous algae, and brown beard. The last type of seaweed only this kind of shrimp could win.
Shrimp all transparent, translucent brown of her point. The color of her body can be green or red, depending on the supply. If the shrimp feeds only on algae and detritus, the color will be green. These crustaceans are very fond of fish food and eat it with pleasure, and then become reddish. Amano shrimp — great camoufleur, which you just won't see in the aquarium. Some even believed them to be dead and tried to clean his bowl, but found their shrimp at the bottom unharmed. There is one secret to see these hidden inhabitants in the aquarium. For this you need the night to send the flashlight in the aquarium: then you will see how they will sparkle their eyes.
How to feed the shrimp
Amano shrimps can live happily in your tank is struggling and trying to only algae. If you want to treat your aquarium Pets, you should know that they are not against such a delicacy, as tablets for catfish or other fish food. Just remember that to indulge often, shrimp is not necessary, as this can lead to the fact that they will simply cease to eat algae, clicking on the "Goodies". That is, they just give away your main purpose in your aquarium — algae.
Don't forget to feed your shrimp if necessary. Hungry crustaceans are very aggressive towards small fish and they can eat in the fasted state. Way this to follow the diet of shrimp or just small neighbours do not keep with aggressive individuals in the same aquarium.
Accommodation in the aquarium
As soon as you get shrimp, they are too small and defenseless, so make sure about their safety in advance. Amano shrimp 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 in the aquarium the shrimp shells. It is not necessary in this case to be frightened, shrimp will not hurt, they just threw their shells become close. The shell for the shrimp acts as a protection, so without it, they are forced to hide. Amano shrimp hiding everywhere: under rocks, in thickets of seaweed, driftwood. This occurs until then, until they grow a new shell.
The Amano shrimp breeding should occur in a separate tank with fresh water (temperature is 28-29 degrees). In a separate tank, no one will bother, and therefore they have nothing to fear. Shrimp will actively breed, subsequently females bags appear with caviar. In one bag can be from 2 to 4 thousand eggs.
Carrying fry is from 4 to 6 weeks. At this time the female regularly cleans the eggs and passes them out of the bag in the bag. A few days before hatching eggs becomes much lighter than usual. You then need to transplant the female into a separate tank where hatching will occur almost microscopic larvae.
Newborn larvae can only be seen under a microscope. It is possible for him to see, as from the first day the fry begin to actively feed, eating microorganisms and other food in the aquarium. Breeding Amano shrimp in the aquarium requires special conditions. In the first few weeks, once the fry become independent, they need salt water. If this condition is neglected, then the larvae will die on the fourth day.