I haven't been able to find the amano shrimp at all. I've looked in my local pet stores and they just don't have them, which really annoys me.
I had a nerite snail but he didn't do much of a good job, he stuck to the bottom or the sides of the tank, not going on the plants at all or the decor, then he started climbing the sides of the tank and falling off, so I would have to turn him right side up, he ended up dying from a fall.
I didn't have any algae problems until I started using Seachem Flourish. I normally use API but was out, didn't have money to buy another and I borrowed some Flourish and within the week started seeing this hair algae. Now it's everywhere. I tried to manually clean it off when i first started noticing it but it's impossible to get it all off. Its not like taking off green algae, this stuff is like, rooted into the leaves of my plants.