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Old 10-01-2012, 12:11 PM   #1 
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Amano shrimp

So here's the deal: I have 2 five gallon tanks in my house's sunroom, and, as you can expect....it's very sunny...IE my tanks tend to go a little crazy with algae if I don't clean them regularly.

(And no, moving them is not an option so we can rule that out altogether.)

I'm thinking of getting a few amano shrimp, because they're a little larger than cherry shrimp & they seem to be better algae eaters. But I haven't been seeing much about min. tank size for them.

The package I'm looking at is 5 amano shrimp, so would 2 shrimp per 5 gallon tank be ok?

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Amano shrimp are pretty big. I would say no. As algae eaters they need more room together algae that grows I would say one or two would be okay.
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Um...so you say one or two would be okay?
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Yes.
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Ok, thanks.
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amano shrimp aren't that big. At least the ones I've seen. They get an inch at most, and aren't quite the size of a ghost shrimp.
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I say 1 to 1.5 inches is big. Also they ear algae so too many will outcompete each other. They are native to Asia mainly Japan.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:42 AM   #8 
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I haven't seen one irl but the sites I've been looking at say they're about 1-2".

I'm gonna go ahead and order some then, thanks for the help guys!
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