Where can I get Amano Shrimp?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Algae


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-31-2002, 07:10 PM   #1
Steve_WI
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 24
Default

I cant find them anywhere near me so I am left with shipping over the internet. I am in the planning stages of a nano tank and people say I should get Amanos. Are they worth it?

Where can I get them on the internet? How much are they?

Thanks.
Steve_WI is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-31-2002, 08:20 PM   #2
KyleT
Planted Tank VIP
 
KyleT's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 13,533
Default

At Florida Driftwood. I have never had any experience with amano shrimp so I can't answer any of your questions.

Florida Driftwood however has a good reputation and i have sucessfully ordered plants from the before. They are $2.95 at Florida Driftwood.
__________________
Please Send all Support Requests to forumadmin
Bit Of Nothing - Personal Blog
KyleT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2003, 07:30 AM   #3
lanstar
Planted Member
 
lanstar's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Joplin, Missouri USA
Posts: 224
Default

Amanos are $2.00 each at:

http://www.aquariumfish.net

They have a live delivery guarantee and a flat $22.75 overnight shipping fee (1 fish or 100 fish). I bought some Amanos from them right before Christmas. All seem to be in good condition (when I can find them!). They love to hide in the thickly planted areas of the tank.

I am just getting over a hair algae problem caused mostly by my inexperience and by some filter carbon that said it was phosphate free when it wasn't. I got the Amanos to help clean up my mess.

In any event, when I can FIND the little SOB's, they are always munching away on algae threads. The amount of hair algae in my tank has gone down tremendously. How much of that is due to getting the excess phosphate out of the water and how much is due to the shrimp, I can't honestly say.

Happy New Year!

Tim
__________________
Chief 51, Engine 511, Engine 513, Rescue 511, respond to an algae outbreak at...
lanstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2003, 08:30 AM   #4
aquaphish
Wannabe Guru
 
aquaphish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (53/98%)
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Some where in SOCAL
Posts: 1,638
Default

I have a 40 gal planted tank that had some very well established algae and when I put 8 amano shrimp in they took care of the problem in no time at all!!!

I recommend them in any planted tank. The berst thing to do is to get them in befor you have the algae problems.

You can get them at:

http://www.azgardens.com
aquaphish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amano Shrimp vs. Ghost Shrimp TexasState General Planted Tank Discussion 4 05-19-2011 01:06 PM
Log of Cherry Shrimp Chat gnatster Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 2 09-19-2004 08:59 PM
Amano Shrimp Jumbotummy Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 9 04-08-2004 02:23 AM
amano shrimp eating leaves?? mook General Planted Tank Discussion 5 02-22-2004 03:02 PM
Amano shrimp are now carrying eggs! crshadow Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 5 10-23-2003 04:11 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012