> At the beginning of this month, I had a chance to go to the shop which
> deals with the Amano's [author of _Nature_World_Aquarium_] products.  

Nice to see this referenced here. About two weeks ago I saw that book
by Amano in a bookstore here and was fascinated. I actually went back
to the bookstore twice to look at it before I finally bought it (100
Marks). It has some of the most beautiful planted tanks I have ever
seen and the photographs are incredible (technically).
This is also the book where I read about those shrimps for the first
time (Caridina japonica). Unfortunately, they are not available in