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Author Topic: Amanos Are Awesome!  (Read 3351 times)
jimmyd
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« on: April 20, 2009, 09:38:33 PM »

I just felt the need to comment on two Amano shrimp that I just got last week. Technically I bought three, but I swear one is a ghost shimp. Anyway, I am now seeing a shade of green I haven't seen on my plants in a long time. I just have a couple of live Anubia and a few fake plants. One of the fake ones in particular, I haven't seen the leaves in a few years. They've been coated with dark green algae. Every once in a while I would try to scrape the algae off with a clean toothbrush, but my efforts were futile. Likewise, my Anubia were a dark green that I thought was a natural color for them. Once the Amanos got to work they cleaned my plants right up! I can now see the brighter green that my plants are supposed to be.

Maybe a pleco would have done a similar job, I don't know. I had an SAE, which my LFS told me would do the trick, but he definitely did not.
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 09:55:56 PM »

Yea those are pretty beastie at cleaning out algea.  I love them. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 04:37:58 PM »

They're so much fun to watch too! I love it when I drop a shrimp pellet in, and everyone goes for it, and then some wiley Amano comes up, and drags it away to a hiding place while all the fish are trying to figure out what happened.

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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009, 12:04:09 AM »

just got to wondering here. are these a bad species to include with corys because they will be competing for the same food (somwhat) I doubt that enough algae would grow fast enough in a 20 gal to support 6 corys and 3 or 4 amanos
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009, 12:12:27 AM »

Cories do not need algae.  Feed them real food.  Amano on the other hand will clean off the algea and leftover pretty efficiently.

Cory might go for the amano when they are molting.
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2009, 10:01:11 AM »

ok then will someone clarify for me what is a cory then because i thought they were a algae eating type catfish.
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009, 08:44:38 PM »

http://www.fishlore.com/Profiles-Corydoras.htm
A little info on corydora.They are not at all what most people consider algae eaters.
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009, 10:27:51 PM »

thanks trevor for the help and sorry i got off topic.
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