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Old 02-19-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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Cherry is better if you look for breeding and having a large population. Amano is almost impossible (well... really complicated) to breed.

Shrimp is very good at eating waste but for algae control I suggest getting snail (Nerite snail). Oto catfish is a another way to go but they're not as effective.

So Cherry shrimp, Oto catfish, and Nerite snail is the best combination of what you're looking for.

As for fishes, I advice you DO NOT add any fishes to your shrimp tank if you want to see a growing population of shrimp. Even if the shrimp is too big for a certain fishes, they will try to nip your shrimp legs and shrimp egg/fry.
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