Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Orange County, CA
Ghost shrimp and amano shrimp are larger and more active. Ghost shrimp are scavengers while amano shrimp are algea eaters. Most other dwarf shrimp (bee, red cherry, crystal red, bumblebee, ninja, tiger, blue pearl, snowball, long nosed shrimp, etc......) are very similar. They stay under 1 inch, breed easily, the babies are born as miniature adults, they like algea and plant matter (they don't eat live plants), and aren't as active as amano and ghost shrimp. Filter Fan shrimps are large (over 3 inches) and filter feed in the current. A great one to buy is the bamboo shrimp. Macrobrachium shrimp will kill all fish, inverts (other shrimp, crayfish, snails) and grow large (sometimes exceeding 2 feet). These are best in large species only tanks.
I only have 1 betta left, but he's a cool blue marble!