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Amano aggression?

Anyone ever experience REALLY aggressive amanos? I just looked in my tank and the biggest Amano I have is eating one of my OEBTs....the full molt is half inch away. Clean molt, looks like the amano grabbed the shrimp as soon as it molted. This tank is fed every single day because of the aggressive nature of the tigers as it is....anybody seen anything like this? I didn't witness it so perhaps the shrimp had some issue, but the whole molt is there and clean, doesn't look like a bad molt at all. But these suckers are about to find their way to my outside tank cause I'm about over this. This is the second OEBT I've found in the mouth of an amano....the last one I don't know what happened.
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Amano aggression?

My Amanos are pretty aggressive, I don't keep them with my shrimps tho. I keep them in my betta sorority, and they steal food from them! If They held their ground against bettas, I wouldn't trust them with dwarf shrimps lol
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Maybe I can move this big monster in with the betta. Didn't even think about that. I might just move all 3 of them over there and Robby the betta can see what he thinks. I've lost all love for them right now.
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Aww, don't hate them. They are just big cute bullies lol.
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My amanos have killed 4 TT males that just molted. They are surely aggressive. Even if I keep them well fed 0.0
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My amanos have killed 4 TT males that just molted. They are surely aggressive. Even if I keep them well fed 0.0
They're all coming out today. I have a bad, bad feeling that rotten thing ate my favorite girl that I've rescued from death more than once, my precious Ms Thang as I can't find her. I will be furious and heartbroken if it was her. Only shrimp I have an actual 'pet' attachment too.
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yes my Amano's aren't afraid of anything in my tank and they will steal food. I kinda like that heartiness about them.

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I don't care about them stealing food, killing expensive shrimp I DO care about.
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Wow so sorry to hear :-( Really hoping Ms thang didn't get murdered, what a terrible way to go after everything she has been through. I used to have like 5 amanos, they would steal all the food and chase other shrimp. They all jumped out of the tank over time. I found one in my closet a solid 8 foot away. Can't really say they are missed as they were never replaced. You just cannot catch a break with oebt. Looks like I should be able to send you quite a few babies next round, mine seem bullit proof.
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Oh thank GOODNESS I just found Ms Thang. Oh I was going to have such a sad day if it had been her. Amanos still gotta go, but thank goodness it wasn't my sweet girl. WHEW
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I'm glad Ms. Thang is okay.

I been thinking of buying Amano shrimp for the hair algae problem I have in two of my tanks and now I may need to find another solution. I really like my Neos and I would hate for them to be killed.

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Funny that you bring this up today, I found one of my amanos eating a CBS shrimplet earlier today
But Im glad Ms. Thang was ok!!!


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I'm glad Ms. Thang is okay.

I been thinking of buying Amano shrimp for the hair algae problem I have in two of my tanks and now I may need to find another solution. I really like my Neos and I would hate for them to be killed.
My amanos wouldn't touch my hair algae
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I got mine for hair algae and they kept it gone, but good grief, I'll just pull the hair algae out. I had been keeping a close eye on them because I'd heard they could be aggressive with babies but these two oebts were adults.
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Anyone ever experience REALLY aggressive amanos? I just looked in my tank and the biggest Amano I have is eating one of my OEBTs....the full molt is half inch away. Clean molt, looks like the amano grabbed the shrimp as soon as it molted. This tank is fed every single day because of the aggressive nature of the tigers as it is....anybody seen anything like this? I didn't witness it so perhaps the shrimp had some issue, but the whole molt is there and clean, doesn't look like a bad molt at all. But these suckers are about to find their way to my outside tank cause I'm about over this. This is the second OEBT I've found in the mouth of an amano....the last one I don't know what happened.
A freshly molted shrimp is the weakest in terms of energy (due to pre-molt fasting) and the most vulnerable (due to having no hard skeleton). Also, the body of a defenseless shrimp is much more attractive than its molt. So, I would say what you have seen is just nature.

May be you can also add more hiding places to the tank.

BTW, having a diet high in carbohydrates will help to alleviate the effect of starvation due to fasting.
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A freshly molted shrimp is the weakest in terms of energy (due to pre-molt fasting) and the most vulnerable (due to having no hard skeleton). Also, the body of a defenseless shrimp is much more attractive than its molt. So, I would say what you have seen is just nature.

May be you can also add more hiding places to the tank.

BTW, having a diet high in carbohydrates will help to alleviate the effect of starvation due to fasting.

The whole tank is nothing but hiding spaces....trust me, TONS of mosses and cholla logs all throughout as well as IAL leaves they can get under, dual sponge filters, moss balls, etc. And they are fed every single day. As a matter of fact food was in the tank when this occurred. There is no fasting day for this tank due to the species in it and their aggression towards each other when hungry (and not the amanos being the cause for this). Their diet is varied every single day and they are fed protein twice a week, again, because tigers will cannibalize if not fed enough protein. It certainly wasn't lack of food that caused this, again, food was in the tank at the time. That's why I have no guilt throwing them in with the betta.

And I know shrimp are at their weakest after a molt, I've filmed them, photographed them, and know when they are about to molt when I keep a close eye on the tanks throughout the day. And yes, I agree, just nature, nothing personal but still, no sweat off my back moving them. Even the tigers themselves aren't that aggressive.
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