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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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Amano shrimp

Do they make good tank mates? I hear mixed information, some saying to keep them from 60-70, others say 70-80 with 75 being ideal. I have seen some threads on other websites saying some people have kept them very successfully with their bettas :O

Just curious for the future... figured I might as well research now, right? Better then last minute!

Part of me is also curious about just keeping a shrimp tank hehe.. :)
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 01:21 AM
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allow me to help you with your research. quick and concise info about many many shrimp for you to get started very good site. is the home page complete with a few articles about shrimp keeping.

hope it helps.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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I've been to that site before when I was looking up red cherry shrimp!

I'm curious, I hear amano shrimp get bigger than ghost/red cherry shrimp so I wondered how much better they would do with a betta. :O Just curious! It doesn't seem that much more expensive, I wouldn't mind trying it out with a calmer betta someday!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 01:31 PM
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This is also a great site! =] Planet Inverts

It has a breeding page about which species interbreed which you'll want to have handy if you get into exotic colors. Yellow + Red =Brown Not Orange

I like this site a lot. =]

It also has more info on why some blue shrimp fade and why the color isn't passed on to the offspring of blue shrimp in this article. =] I thought that was interesting!

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 01:58 PM
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I have a friend that keeps several amanos with apistogramma cichlids, if they can survive those, I'm sure they can survive a betta. They are quite a bit bigger than dwarf shrimp like cherries, after all.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Sweet!! Good to know! I hear they are some of the best algea eating/preventing shrimp! Thought it might be nice to go with them at least! :) been watching videos, shrimp are pretty fun to watch!
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