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Hi, I have a 4 gallon fish tank (17.5 liters) fully cicled with 3 amanos in it. I would like to add other fish that wont eat the amanos. Can you give some suggestions? Thanks in advance
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Depending on the temperament, a betta might be able to live with them. It can be hit or miss though so it would be worth checking with your store to see if you can bring back a betta if it's too aggressive and try a different one. Otherwise I think you could have a few guppies - I'd get all males so you don't have to worry about your tank getting overrun with fry.
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Hi, I have a 4 gallon fish tank (17.5 liters) fully cicled with 3 amanos in it. I would like to add other fish that wont eat the amanos. Can you give some suggestions? Thanks in advance

I have been looking for the same answer, and generally what I have read is that any fish big enough to eat the shrimp might do so, except some bottom feeders. I am currently investigating chili raspboras since they grow to less than an inch in size. They might still eat babies, but won't be large enough to eat most shrimp.
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Personally I find once you add fish to a shrimp tank they will hide away forever, until years later you spot them again lol. Fry usually works, along with nerite snails, chilli rasboras and most fish under 1" in size.
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Bettas would work, they tend to only bother tankmates that look like another betta.


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Neon Tetra !!
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Most guides recommend a 10g minimum for neons.
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I have 3 amano that have lived in a 29 gallon community tank for nearly a year. It's fairly heavily planted so I don't see them all the time. They often come out at feeding time. They live quite well with the various tetras, cherry barbs and platties there. Actually the platties are new and brought ick with them. Before treating the tank I tossed the biggest oldest of the three in with my betta. The betta harassed it, so it hid under the driftwood until I move it back to the community tank. I couldn't find the other two at the time and was surprised as hell when they came out after the treatment was over. Now the platties are spawning like crazy!
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4 gallons is super small for fish (I bet you're already tired of hearing that!) -- I like another poster's suggestion of chili raspboras. I have guppies in 5 gallon tanks at work, and the ones in the 29 gallon tank are whole different fish -- the ones stuck in the tiny tank just look sad and...stagnant. Endlers might be a better choice than guppies -- even so, I wouldn't get more than 1 or 2. Personally, I'd skip the fish, and put a handful of cherry shrimp in there, and a pretty mystery snail!
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