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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-13-2017, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Amanos in CT?

Anyone know a reputable place to get Amanos in CT? (New Haven area, but willing to drive)
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Wet Pets in Vernon has plenty on hand all the time.

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Surprisingly Petco in Norwalk carries Amano, the last time I was there 2-3 weeks ago they had about 20+ Amanos ( I think Petco calls them Japanese Algae shrimp). Good luck! As always, call ahead if you are heading over.

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Wet Pets in Vernon has plenty on hand all the time.
Do you know if they ever have grown Amano Shrimp? Everywhere I've found locally has juveniles that are barely a half inch long and end up as very expensive fish food.

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We tend to get a mix of sizes though a majority of which are juveniles. New order should come in a week or so. Can let you know as soon as they come in if you would like.

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Have you tried Blake's Aqua Den in Meriden? I think they normally have Amanos. Worldwide might. I don't think Slither & Swim normally has a shrimp. I know Petco does have them in from time to time also.

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The past couple times I went in, Worldwide didn't have any.

The Petco in Norwalk (the one on Westport Ave) said they *always* stock them - I grabbed 4, and they probably had about 10 or more at the time. He also said the Petco in Westport will generally have them as well.

I'd also say they were 1" or 1.5" - a nice size - I saw one chase off a curious cory, so don't think they'll become snacks.

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We tend to get a mix of sizes though a majority of which are juveniles. New order should come in a week or so. Can let you know as soon as they come in if you would like.
Are you with Wet Pets? And yes, please! I'm really trying to get my hands on adults. It's painful buying juveniles and then seeing an angel swimming around with a shrimp tail sticking out of its mouth.

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Yes, work there part time on the side. How many are you looking for?

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Well, that's kind of a tricky question to answer right not to be honest. I just set up a brand new 125g a couple of weeks ago, and was expecting a lot more algae than I've gotten. For the time being, I'm feeding vegetables in hope that I get some algae eventually, but if not, then I'm actually not in the market right now. I thought about it since my last post, and I need to let this tank mature a little before I add any more cleanup crew.

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Amano's are not strictly algae eaters and need more than algae in their diet, They do quite well without an algae filled tank. They eat left over food and decaying plant matter and are true scavengers.

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Exactly. I'm feeding a varied vegetarian diet for the amanos, otos, and SAEs. I honestly was predicting a lot more problems with this new startup, but haven't had any (knock on wood)

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Amano's are not strictly algae eaters and need more than algae in their diet, They do quite well without an algae filled tank. They eat left over food and decaying plant matter and are true scavengers.
That they are - they are fun to watch. I dropped in a few mini wafers for my corys, and within seconds one of the amanos went over, grabbed one, and has been hiding under the log munching on it.
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Are you with Wet Pets? And yes, please! I'm really trying to get my hands on adults. It's painful buying juveniles and then seeing an angel swimming around with a shrimp tail sticking out of its mouth.

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Newington petco had some at a decent size at least an inch if not an inch and a half
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