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post #11 of 264 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Amanos are a great choice of shrimp :) they are really super hardy, and are a lot more forgiving if something goes wrong with the tank.
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I prefer the look of the Red Cherry (it would contrast well in a heavily-planted, green tank) but I heard they reproduce a lot and I don't really want a tank filled with shrimp! Do Amano shrimp breed easily?
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I have tried every shrimp on that list except bamboo shrimp.
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@ Chocolate Beta....yup these are Bristle nose plecos... These guys work but boy do they poop! haha. said your shrimp died...did you figure out what may have caused that??
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Hmmm, so the Amano shrimp is the best I can get? or is it the Ghost shrimps?

I wanna get some bottom feeders for my Betta tank. He's in a 10 Gallon Filtered, soon to be live planted.

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I love cherries. I have a tank with cherries only. And yes, with no predators about they will breed like rabbits, only more, and quicker!
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post #17 of 264 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 08:31 AM
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I have a ghost shrimp that lived for a few weeks in an unfiltered tank with two other shrimp and I think I only did one WC. One of them died two days after I got them, but I eventually moved the two remaining ones to my filtered 5 gallon while Fishie was being treated in a hospital tank for his fin biting. One of the shrimp died during that time but I never found its body. When I put Fishie back in a few weeks later, I moved the remaining shrimp to my unfiltered 2.5 gallon. He seemed to go missing for the time it was in there and I thought it died until I brought the whole tank to the sink one time to do a thorough cleaning and there was the shrimp! I decided to put him back in the filtered 5 gallon with my other betta. I totally thought he was going to get eaten, but he's still in there. I just saw him a few days ago (he disappears for days at a time a lot). It was the first time I saw him interacting with my fish. My shrimp was swimming up near the surface, and Fishie saw him and started drifting towards him, and when the shrimp saw my fish coming in his direction he did that thing shrimp do where they move so fast it looks like they've teleported to another part of the tank. lol.

When I eventually get my 50 gallon community/sorority, I think I'll get lots of cherry shrimp.

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post #18 of 264 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 10:20 AM
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My betta unfortunately made a snack of some ghost shrimp. He did fine w/ them when they were on the bottom, but i guess when they swam to the top he thought they were food.
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post #19 of 264 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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My ghost shrimp died when I was curious enough to try an osmocote pellet :P lol


They were the cutest little things though XD
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post #20 of 264 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 11:44 AM
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I Quarantine my ghost shrimp for two weeks, all that died usually do it in the first 24 hours. They were feeder shrimp so I am guessing their lives were not the best when I got them. I was so sad when I brought 6 and only 2 survived. But those 2 really thrived, I put them into the community tank and call them little adventurous shrimp. As they don't seem to want to hide as much and will sometimes swim around and try to take the food away from the fish. I got another set of 6 and one of them died during acclimation, which got me worried, but the other 5 survived well. They are all now inside the community tank being shrimpy and cleaning up after the messy danios.
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