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Amanogarnele

Amano Shrimp

Scientific name: Caridina multidentata
Distribution: Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia and Madagascar
Description: Translucent, glassy, brownish points, narrow dorsal line
Dimorphism: Females have larger venter bags, are larger and stronger than the males
Size of the females: 40 mm
Size of the males: 38 mm
Life expectancy: approx. 6 years
Water temperature: 23 - 27°C
Water hardness: 2 - 20 degrees general hardness
pH value: 5.8 to 8.0
Tank dimensions: 20 litres for 5 animals
Tank decoration: A lot of plants and hide-outs, love a slight current
Food: NUTRAFIN Spirulina Flakes or Tablets, NUTRAFIN staple food flakes or tablets, Detrius, algae grazing
Behaviour: Very peaceful, should be used to prevent algae growth
Co-housing options: Together with fish of the same size
Reproduction: After successful insemination the eggs migrate into the venter bags of the females. After approx. 6 weeks the female deposits the eggs. 1 mm small, milky translucent larvae hatch from these eggs. These have to be taken to brackwater (1.6% salinity).
Number of hatchlings: up to approx. 2000 eggs
Frequency of reproduction: Constantly, i.e. every 4-6 weeks, partly with a pause
Oranger Zwergkrebs (CPO)

Orange Dwarf Crayfish (CPO)

Scientific name: Cambarellus patzcuarensis "orange"
Distribution: Lago de Pátzcuaro (federal state Michoacán/Mexico)
Dimorphism: The male gonopods
Size of the female: up to 40 mm
Size of the male: up to 30 mm
Life expectancy: approx. 18 months
Water temperature: 18 - 25°C
Water hardness: at least a gH of 6
pH value: from 6.5 to 9
Tank dimensions: at least 30 cm for a couple
Tank decoration: Very diversified with a lot of hide-outs, plants and leaves
Food: NUTRAFIN granules, NUTRAFIN food tablets, frost food, leaves
Behaviour: Male are a bit aggressive to each other
Number of hatchlings: up to 50 hatchlings per clutch
Breeding: Easy and can be done while the parents are present in case the aquarium provides a lot of hide-outs and a duff layer at the bottom.
Kristallrote Zwerggarnele und Zuchtformen

Crystal Red Shrimp and cultivated breeds

Scientific name: Caridina cf. Cantonensis "Crystal Red" and "Red Bee"
Distribution: Appeared first in 1996 at the Japanese shrimp breeder Hisayasu Suzuki
Description: Red coloration due to mutation
Dimorphism: The females are stronger and have larger scales on the abdomen; adult females are larger than males
Size of the female: 25 mm
Size of the male: 20 mm
Prominent characteristics: prominent red lines; color can be enforced with NUTRAFIN Color Plus
Life expectancy: up to 2 years
Water temperature: approx. 22 - 25°C
Water hardness: up to 16 GH, KH 12
pH value: 6 - 7.8
Tank dimensions: at least 12 litres
Tank decoration: Fine plants such as java moss or roots
Food: NUTRAFIN granules, NUTRAFIN Spirulina tablets, NUTRAFIN flakes, NUTRAFIN tablets, duff, leaves
Behaviour: Needs a lot of hide-out options
Co-housing options: Plecostomus
Reproduction: Gives birth to fully developed juveniles (approx. 1.5 mm) after a gestation period of 3 to 4 weeks
Number of juveniles: up to 30 juveniles
Frequency of reproduction: every 2 - 3 months
Breeding: Possible if the water conditions are favourable, i.e. NO copper, temperature if possible not above 25° C
Hummel-Garnele und Zuchtformen

Bumblebee Shrimp

Scientific name: Caridina cf. cantonensis "Black Bee"
Distribution: Cultivated breed; originally from China
Description: Coloration due to mutation
Dimorphism: The females are stronger and have larger scales on the abdomen; adult females are larger than males
Size of the females: 25 mm
Size of the males: 20 mm
Prominent characteristics: Prominent black stripes
Life expectancy: up to 2 years
Water temperature: 20 - 27°C
Water hardness: upto 14 GH, KH 10
pH value: 6,8 - 7,5
Tank dimensions: at least 12 litres
Tank decorations: Fine plants such as java moss, roots
Food: NUTRAFIN granules, NUTRAFIN Spirulina Tablets, NUTRAFIN flakes, NUTRAFIN tablets, duff, leaves
Behaviour: Needs a lot of hide-outs
Co-housing options: Plecostomus
Reproduction: Gives birth to fully developed juvenils (approx. 1.5 mm) after a gestation period of 3 to 4 weeks
Number of juveniles: up to 30 juveniles
Frequency of reproduction: every 2 - 3 months
Breeding: Possible if the water conditions are favourable, i.e. NO copper, temperature if possible not above 27°C
Gelbe Zwerggarnele

Cherry Shrimp

Scientific name: Neocaridina heteropoda
Prominent characteristics: Either yellowish and slightly translucent or completely yellow according to their mood. Adult females often have a dorsal line. The older the animals get, the more intensive the colour.
Distribution: Cultivated breed; originally from China, Taiwan, Korea, Hawaii
Dimorphism: The females are stronger and larger
Size of the female: 25 mm
Size of the male: 20 mm
Water temperature: 18 - 25° C
Tank dimensions: at least 25 cm
Food: NUTRAFIN flakes, NUTRAFIN Pleco Logs, frost and livebearer food, leaves, blanched salad, cucumber, potatoes, carrots
Reproduction: Special reproduction type, i.e. fully developed juveniles
Number of juveniles: 30 - 50 juveniles
Breeding: Eggs look yellow-orange at the abdomen, later dark green
Life expectancy: 1.5 years
Water hardness: 8 - 25 gH
pH value: 6.5 - 8.0
Bunte Posthornschnecke

Seminole Rams-Horn (blue, red, pink, olive, golden, white)

Scientific name: Planorbella duryi duryi
Distribution: Cultivated breed; originally from North America, but was also introduced into Europe
Description: Cultivated breed form the normal brown wild breed. There are also red, white, pink olive green and golden breeds
Dimorphism: Hermaphrodite
Size of the female: up to 20 mm
Life expectancy: approx. one year
Water temperature: from 18 - 30°C
Water hardness: 8 - 15 dH
pH value: more than pH 7. Although they also reproduce with a pH of less than 7, the shells soon do not look pretty anymore.
Tank dimensions: at least 5 litres
Food: All of the NUTRAFIN fish foods, duff, plant remains
Behaviour: Peaceful
Co-housing options: With all species that do not eat snails; no co-housing with Pomacae
Reproduction: Clutch looking like jelly on water plants and glass. Approx. 10 to 20 animals per clutch. Eclosion period from one to several weeks according to the temperature. Very productive when fed well. The animals are able to store sperm.
Geweihschnecke

Antler Snail

Scientific name: Clithon spec
Distribution: Indo-Pacific area, Solomon Islands, pools and brackwater areas
Description: Due to their stings and the very diversified colour very interesting animals. Without the sting they become up to 1.5 cm. Rather marine snails, but tolerant to freshwater. Great algae eaters that harldy eat anything else.
Reproduction: Hardly possible because marine water or brackwater is needed
Zebrarennschnecke

Zebra Snail

Scientific name: Neritina coromandeliana
Distribution: Asia
Description: Brown, yellow or reddish with a black pattern
Food: Algae, NUTRAFIN flakes
Behaviour: Very passive, leave the water from time to time. The got their name from the speed with which they move in the aquariums - although at night only.
Reproduction: Hardly possible because marine water or brackwater is needed