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Author Topic: Amano Shrimp?  (Read 5185 times)
TheAccidentalAquarist
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« on: July 31, 2010, 11:25:00 AM »

The profile of the Amano shrimp was really appealing.

Will Amano Shrimp do well in a 30g tank with a school of zebra danios? 

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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 02:16:07 PM »

They'd do just fine. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2010, 05:15:45 PM »

Hi, I hope I'm not accidentally posting this twice...

Anyway, we'd like to add some Amano shrimp to our 30 gallon zebra danio tank.  We definitely want something to help deal with the algae.  My dad kept plecos while I was growing up, but they can get pretty big.  I thought the Amano Shrimp profile was appealing and the zebras keep mainly to the top of the tank so I thought the two should do okay together.  Our tank temperature, pH, and other parameters are all within the limits mentioned in the Amano Shrimp profile.

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Question first:  How many Amano Shrimp can comfortably live in a 30 gallon (long) tank?
Question second:  Do they need specific kinds of plants and if so, what kind?
Question third:  Is there anything else I should know?

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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2010, 05:21:17 PM »

1. Tons
2. No, there is no specific type
3. Many fish find them tasty.
4. You'll have to feed them, and not rely on the algae in the tank alone to sustain them.
5. An algae eating species is not a necessity in a properly balanced tank. If everything is hunky-dory, you're not going to see large amounts of algae. They simply won't have anything to feed on. You may get a brown slime like coating known as "diatoms", but that is common when setting up new tanks, and it wipes off. After about a month or so of wiping, it's gone and you don't have to worry about it anymore.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2010, 07:59:24 PM »

Amano shrimp gets big and is one of the shrimp that will actually steal food from your fish. Lol. They will probably end up eating fish food as much as algea so if that is the only reason u want to keep amano shrimp, u might want to rethink that.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2010, 08:13:13 AM »

I agree with Tee. Lotsa species will ditch yucky algae when offered flake and pellets.
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 11:50:59 PM »

I miss my amanos but I'll get some more eventually. Definitely stole food from the fish and they LOVED live blackworms though I always felt pretty sorry for the blackworms being slowly gnawed up by a shrimp... uhoh 
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2010, 07:26:51 PM »

Thanks for the helpful replies!

We were interested in the shrimp for more than algae eating purposes and suspected we'd have to supplement with sinking algae wafers.  Some youtube videos demonstrated what you said about the shrimp stealing food from the fish.  They definitely are not bashful.

We will definitely take your advice into consideration.
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2010, 07:29:37 PM »

Ha!  I did post this twice, just goes to show what having 5 kids will do to your brain.

Thanks Ysteb for replying Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2010, 05:54:58 AM »

Merged: I hope it still makes sense to you now.

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