Amano Shrimp or Caridina multidentata are a freshwater species of shrimp native to Japan and Taiwan. They were introduced into the aquarium hobby by Takashi Amano in the early 1980’s. They are widely popular among planted tank enthusiasts as they eat algae off of plants and substrate. These shrimp display clear body coloration that can change during breeding to different hues of red, blue, and green. They can cohabitate with small fish species, snails, and dwarf freshwater shrimp. They can tolerate a wide range of water parameters and work in almost any aquarium setup. Along with a steady source of algae and natural biofilm, these shrimp eat any shrimp specific pellet food or bottom feeder wafer.