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Thread: Amano shrimp

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    Question Amano shrimp


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    With my stocking list (in my sig) and my tank being cycled since the beginning of January, is it possible to add 4 amano shrimp?

    My parameters: 0/0/<20 prior to PWC, temp 76.5 (higher in summer, about 78), dGH 10, pH 7.3.
    Last edited by gronlaura; 05-08-2013 at 05:52 PM.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
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    My Dual 29 gals, a work in progress - Tank 1 - Amano Shrimp, Peppered Cories, Tank 2 - Glowlight Danios and a Calico BNP

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    I would be slightly concerned about the dwarf neon rainbowfish but if they're enough hiding spaces and your amano shrimp aren't juvies, you should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojosodope View Post
    I would be slightly concerned about the dwarf neon rainbowfish but if they're enough hiding spaces and your amano shrimp aren't juvies, you should be fine.
    My rainbows are not big, largest maybe 2 inches, max adult size would be 3.2 inches. I know they have mouths that are wider than their throats. If I got adult shrimp, you think they would be okay? If there is any possibility the shrimp could be a snack, I won't get them.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - 10 Gold Pristella Tetras, 4 Scissortail Rasboras, 9 Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, 5 Longfin Zebra Danios and 2 Regular Fin
    My Dual 29 gals, a work in progress - Tank 1 - Amano Shrimp, Peppered Cories, Tank 2 - Glowlight Danios and a Calico BNP

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    Adult amano shrimp are approximately 1.5'' - 2'', they should be fine given tubes to hide in once they are big. All situations and environments play a different factor so yes there is a slight possibility that they may get eaten, that is the risk which is usually undertaken when keeping shrimp with fish. So in your case as you are that worried, I wouldn't get it.

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    Thanks, I will take your advice and skip the amanos.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - 10 Gold Pristella Tetras, 4 Scissortail Rasboras, 9 Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, 5 Longfin Zebra Danios and 2 Regular Fin
    My Dual 29 gals, a work in progress - Tank 1 - Amano Shrimp, Peppered Cories, Tank 2 - Glowlight Danios and a Calico BNP

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    Not to invalidate Mojosodope's advice, but i've kept amano shrimp with a whole variety of fish ranging from
    white clouds, cories, gouramis to adult bolivian rams without issue. as long as the fish are reasonably fed, and the shrimp are at least
    an inch in length everything should be fine.

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    I welcome your input, it's all good. I too believe they will be fine if they are large enough.

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    Okay, so if I can get adult shrimp, at least 1 inchers, I should be okay. I think they would be a fun addition, but definitely don't want them to become a food source.

    Is my tank mature enough for shrimp and is 4 a good number to get? Cycle completed in early January. I will be getting one more male rainbow to replace the one I lost and if I get the amanos my stocking is complete.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - 10 Gold Pristella Tetras, 4 Scissortail Rasboras, 9 Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, 5 Longfin Zebra Danios and 2 Regular Fin
    My Dual 29 gals, a work in progress - Tank 1 - Amano Shrimp, Peppered Cories, Tank 2 - Glowlight Danios and a Calico BNP

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    They have a relatively low bio-load so your filter would be fine. 4 is a small number, usually people get a lot more. I would add at least 10, wait a little while and add some more again.

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    I would get 20, not 4... first 4 invites issues regarding them being eaten because the lack of numbers, second its a big tank and you wont see but 1 every now and again. These are larger then RCS so they will be a bit more hardy and less a food source.
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