>>Anyone seen the Yamato-Numaebi Shrimp in any retail stores in the US ?   These
>>are the ones that are so recommended in Nature Aquarium World for algee

>>Dan Simon
>>Seattle, WA

You might try the bum-bee shrimp which should not be too hard to find in
US ( At least in Bay Area).  I bought 20 of them with 1.99 each in this
January.  They clean my tank together with 4 SAEs which I added 6 month
later.  They are easy to breed and now I have
about 80-100(?) in my tank. I can not count on them precisely since they
are tiny ( 1 inch for adult) and pretty good in hidding.  The only
problem is that they are really easy to be captured by big tankmates. 

The store told me they were from Southeast Asia. 

Gordon Ko @ Sunny Cupertino