Yamato-Numaebi (again ?)

Just in case you have not seen the famous algae eating shrimp, Practical
Fishkeeping (PFK) magazine has a close up picture of it in the Dec '95
issue (p. 96). It's a pretty creature. Apparently there are quite a few
UK stores have them. The article has a list of those stores. The retail
price is 2.95 pounds ea. It's very effective in cleaning up algae from
plants but not on the tank glass.

Has somebody (in UK or Japan) has first hand experience with this shrimp ?