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Well that was $15 wasted ;)

I bought 5 Amano shrimp from my LFS.

Spent about 2 hours integrating them slowly into the tank. When I finally dropped them in they disappeared into the leaves of my jungle. Havent seen one since

I hope no one ate them - they were juveniles. The only fish that possibly could eat them are flying foxes (2) or maybe one of my larger male rainbows.

THey will probably turn up later.
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They do love to hide, especially when first introduced. I have amanos in several tanks and rarely see most of them.
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I added 12 RCS to my tank and two days later I couldn't find any of them. You'd think anything red could not hide in a 10g tank with all green, sure enough they could!

Lay out an algae waffer near driftwood/bunches of plants/moss and see if they come out. I magically have fish and shrimp appear with food.
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Mine used to hide in the corners behind the plastic frame on the corners (which I had covered with a thin wood corner piece.) If I looked just at the right angle I could spy them hiding there. But, I never saw more than 2 or 3 out of a dozen at any one time.

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mine hide in the knooks an cranies of the driftwood. have liek 6-10 of them in there I only ever see the same big fat one. LOL when i drop in a algae waffer. BAM they all run out to fight over it
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Bet they show back up. Or most of them. If you have a bright enough moonlight, they'll be zipping around at night when they feel safer.





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Mine are hiding under my driftwood...
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I bought 5 Amano shrimp from my LFS.

Spent about 2 hours integrating them slowly into the tank. When I finally dropped them in they disappeared into the leaves of my jungle. Havent seen one since

I hope no one ate them - they were juveniles. The only fish that possibly could eat them are flying foxes (2) or maybe one of my larger male rainbows.

THey will probably turn up later.
My large rainbow ate 100 of my Amanos.
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It is possible...but my Rainbows never really got that large. I bought some freeze dried shrimp one time for them that were smaller than the amanos and the Rainbows batted them around a bit, but couldnt get them down their narrow throat.

I did see two this morning.

Another question for you - can you mich Cherry Shrimp and Amanos? They arent like mortal enemies or anything are they?

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I bought 14 a week or two ago. I've seen one since...

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My large rainbow ate 100 of my Amanos.
That was Ken. My Rainbows generally spend their time flashing each other and leave the Amanos alone, though I've seen my fat Turqoise thinking about a shrimp snack on a few occasions. But most of my Amanos are big fat females who don't appear threatened by the Rainbows at all.





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My large rainbow ate 100 of my Amanos.
I think we can safely say that was an atypical rainbow .

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Or like Fresh thinks, "the aquatic embodiment of Evil".

As far as mixing Cherry and Amanos: Mine don't have a problem, and I have never heard of a problem.

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I just managed to break my own record....5 CRS added yesterday, 50% water change day today, 5 dead CRS tonight.

Great.

Is it temperature shock that kills the poor blighters - my water change water was a little cooler than normal, or could it be something else?
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