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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-17-2010, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Petsmart was out of the Oto's anyway. She said they sell about as quick as they can get them.

I don't like the idea of snails so......how hard are shrimp to take care of? Will they take care of algea?

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Amano shrimps are rated better at eating any forms of algae than the Otto. Shrimps have very very low bioload and very easy to keep. Just on time water change and very good hiding spots.

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I always thought that shrimp and Betta should not be mixed? A small shrimp would seem like a delicious meal for a Betta.
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They can get up to an inch long I think (:

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If yu buy them and keep them in a dip cup until they get bigger than your betta's mouth you probably won't have a problem with shrimp-snaking. =]

Then again this is all just theory. =/ You probably shouldn't listen to me. =/

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If yu buy them and keep them in a dip cup until they get bigger than your betta's mouth you probably won't have a problem with shrimp-snaking. =]

Then again this is all just theory. =/ You probably shouldn't listen to me. =/
Yea that does actually sound like a good idea, or you could just try to buy an amano shrimp that is about the same size as the Betta, as long as they cant get it into their mouth its fine and these shrimps are no "shrimps" either lol when at a good size they can flick very very fast across a tank.

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Has anyone had trouble with having shrimp sucked into their filters?
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I find growing shrimpletts in my filters all the time, alive and well, I dump them out every month or so and add them back to the tank.
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OK....was told on Thursday that the new fish would be out by late Friday night. I was asking about shrimp and oto's. She said maybe come by on Monday because they sell really fast. I went on Saturday because I wanted to be able to get some. WAS TOLD.....THEY DIDN'T GET ANY OF EITHER! He told me that the girl could have looked at the paper telling them what they were going to get and then I would have known and saved me a trip!!!! GRRrrrr Now they are telling me that they never know what they are going to get till noon on Thursdays. They get a paper telling them. He told me to call. Kinda ticking me off a little!!!

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Ok, I am wanting something to go into my two 5 gallon tanks. I have been reading up on Otocinclus vestitus or the different snails. So far I am leaning to the oto. I think 3 otos in each of the 5 gallons would be ok. My question is.......
I have plastic/silk plants. There is some algea growing on the plants. And the driftwood that I have placed in there has some fuzzy looking stuff on it. When I vacuum I usually suck as much of the fuzzy stuff off. Anyway....would the otos be ok in this?

Also, I read that they poo alot. Do you need to up the vacuuming?

i would say two otos:) i would like to have some someday:)

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