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Shrimps are multiplying so fast!!!Please help!

Hello everyone AquaNewbie here heres my problem, Im from japan and I bought 10 shrimps called "Yamato numa ebi" idk what theyre called in english so I will just call them yamato shrimps theyre a lot smaller than amano shrimps, so yeah I bought 10 yamato shrimps last april, and today 8 months later there are atleast 30-40 of them in my 15 gallon! They multiply so fast!!Is there any way to stop or atleast slow them down?
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Add a predator.
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Add a predator.
Are there any predator that wont harm a neon tetra?
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Sparkling gourami or betta splendens, if you have a warm tank, but they might be a bit too efficient....
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I am confused. So you are having a population boom of amano shrimp? These are supposedly difficult to breed as they have a larvae stage where they require brackish plankton to survive.
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I am confused. So you are having a population boom of amano shrimp? These are supposedly difficult to breed as they have a larvae stage where they require brackish plankton to survive.
+1 on that, yamoto is just another name for amano I'm sure.
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Are there any predator that wont harm a neon tetra?

Neons should eat the small ones.
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Neons can eat them, but maybe are surviving because they have enough space to hide. Post some pictures please
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Don't worry about it.

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The Amano Shrimp is also known as the Yamato Numa-Ebi
You might be the first case of freshwater aquarium breeding?
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No, the amano shrimp are not impossible to breed in freshwater. What is difficult is feeding them. Their larval stage they only eat brackish/saltwater phytoplankton.

A user on here was talking about how bought some kind marine phyto as live/preserved food from his LFS and successfully raised amanos. I think its kind of a trade secret or something. Sorry i dont have anymore details on which thread that was.
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sell them back to the store for credit.
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I like the idea of selling them back to the store.
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Hey, I live in Japan, too. Just send them to me!

And yes, Yamato Numa Ebi is what they call Amano shrimp in Japan.
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