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Amano Shrimp with RCS?

Hello, I'm wondering if i can add amano shrimp to my fish tank with wild type cherry shrimp. I've done some research and found that amano shrimp tend to grow fairly large. my question is, does this pose a problem to my red cherry inhabitants of the tank? Will they also pose a problem with my school of albino neon tetra?

Edit: currently my set up is a 20g tank, planted with plants but waiting for them to grow/carpet the tank but plenty of space for shrimp to hide
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Hello, I'm wondering if i can add amano shrimp to my fish tank with wild type cherry shrimp. I've done some research and found that amano shrimp tend to grow fairly large. my question is, does this pose a problem to my red cherry inhabitants of the tank? Will they also pose a problem with my school of albino neon tetra?

Edit: currently my set up is a 20g tank, planted with plants but waiting for them to grow/carpet the tank but plenty of space for shrimp to hide
I've had amanos and cherries together for year and years with no issues.

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That depends on the amanos.... most generally do fine with other shrimp and fish. However, there are some bad apples out there that will hunt other shrimp and even fish.



I've also kept amanos and cherries together without issues... or at least I don't think I've had any issues. I have seen them eating the cherries... but they cherries were dead. I can't say they've hunted down a living cherry and eaten it.
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Amano shrimp are very opportunistic feeders.

They have reduced the size of my Platy farm in a 75G by eating all fry.
They have learned to extract small bladder snails from their shell.
They will also tag-team to extract a larger snail.
At about 4 years of age they are 1.5 to 2" in length.
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Amano shrimp are very opportunistic feeders.

They have reduced the size of my Platy farm in a 75G by eating all fry.
They have learned to extract small bladder snails from their shell.
They will also tag-team to extract a larger snail.
At about 4 years of age they are 1.5 to 2" in length.
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Thank you everyone for your answers!
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