An Amano Shrimp color is generally translucent light grey, They can also be translucent with shades of green, light brown or light reddish-brown. Amano Shrimp color characteristics also include the many solid dots and dashes that run the length of their bodies. These dots and dashes can be grayish-blue or reddish-brown in color. Amano Shrimp also have a narrow lighter stripe on their topside running the length of their bodies, as well as two large eyes, relatively long antennae, long nimble legs, and a wide translucent tail.
Luckily, Amano Shrimp care is relatively effortless requiring little hands-on attention. Amano Shrimp like living in both small and larger groups, and do well living with their own kind. They are comfortable being both out in the open and exploring little hiding places, and they like anything in a tank that they can pick on. That’s why having aquarium plants in the tank is a good idea. Amano Shrimp are adaptable and hardy, but they do best in stable, established water in the tropical freshwater community tank range
Amano Shrimp seem to like water that is on the hard side, well circulated and with a current that is moderately moving. And as with other freshwater aquarium shrimp, be careful with medications, Ammonia spikes, high Nitrate levels, and most importantly avoid copper.
An Amano Shrimp lifespan is between two and three years. That said, they sometimes die right after being added to a tank. This is most likely the result of stress from transport or shifts in water parameters. But if water conditions are right, food is plentiful and predators are absent, these algae eating shrimp should have long and healthy lives.
When an Amano Shrimp dies it will turn bright orange. Other shrimp or snails may start eating its shell to ingest its minerals. But after they appear done with it, its a good idea to remove the dead shrimp from the tank as to avoid Ammonia Spikes.