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    I was thinking about getting some inverts (probably shrimp) for my 20gal long. It has 6 lemon tetras and 2 young apistos. What would work well, and if the apistos breed, will it bother them?
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    how about a clam? I know absolutely nothing about them, but I think they are cool.

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    I'd say apple snails but wonder if the apistos will get aggressive towards it????? wrong forum lol.....
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    How about cherry or bumble bee shrimp...... They are small and eat up algae..... The apisto would protect the eggs so I'm sure the shrimp wouldn't bother... My worry I guess is if the apisto attack the shrimp.......
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    i wouldnt go with a clam, they need dirty water to filter feed in. i would get cherry shrimp, algenco has lots of them

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    if you have a lot of places for them to hide you might do cherries, the apisto's would definitely eat some. I have some in a tank full of adult angels and they can't seem to catch them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cocoa_pleco
    i wouldnt go with a clam, they need dirty water to filter feed in. i would get cherry shrimp, algenco has lots of them

    see, I told you I know nothing, lol

    what exactly qualifys "dirty water"?

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    you have to have alot of debris in the tank, like loose food particles. those particles could lead to dirty water conditions affecting the fish
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    What about those large bamboo shrimp?
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    so basically you have to overfeed and underfilter to have clams?

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