Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NYC & Long Island, NY
I say give it a shot with the amanos. I added them to my algae-ridden tank, and they went wild eating for weeks until I eventually broke down the tank and cleaned the algae off everything (and tossed out my staghorn-infested java moss). Two amanos couldnt keep up with my algae, unfortunately, even in a 5 gallon tank.
I will say, also, I've seen amano shrimp grab dead brine shrimp and try to eat that. Also they have a particular fondness for fish poop, it seems. I'd prefer they stuck to algae, frankly.