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Old 02-18-2014, 11:59 PM   #1
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Amano shrimp


I had two of them, but they never bred, possibly they were of the same sex. They lived for about 4 years. Now I have no shrimps at all. Which one would be the best for controlling hair algae? Would cherry shrimp do?
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:07 AM   #2
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for shrimp amanos, but you might want to look into some nerite snails also.

amanos only reproduce in brackish water parameters. so dont feel bad they didnt for you.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:25 PM   #3
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No brackish water in my tanks. It means no Amanos in the future. I wil ltake a closer look at nerite snails.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:28 PM   #4
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I would try nerite snails. Do they damage top plants?
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No Nerites wont damage your plants, I have a few in mine and they do great. I have Otos, Amanos, and a few other snails and they do an awesome job!
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:59 PM   #6
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for hair algae you should probably cut it first or get a tooth brush and comb through it to get out as much as you can then do a water change. after than reduce your photo period. and it should be reduced within a week or so but amano shrimp would be the best.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:43 PM   #7
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I may return to amano shrimp, but I will never have brackish water for them, because my favorite fish would not like it.
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:15 PM   #8
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The adults survive fine in freshwater. The offspring won't, that's all.
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