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How many Amano's would you recommend for a 25 gallon Iwagumi setup?

I will only be stocking some Green Kubotai Rasbora's (15-18) and maybe few dwarf shrimp.

Just looking to have the Amano's for some algae control, don't really have any now but want to make sure it stays in check.

Also would you recommend a couple nerite snails as well or just the Amano's?


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I have three Amanos and a black racer nerite in a 40g that have taken care of everything except staghorn and brush algae. You could get three or more amano shrimp and a smaller snail like a zebra or horned nerite. The Shrimp are communal, they like being with each other, so I wouldn't buy less then three.
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I have 9 (ish) amano shrimp in my 25 gallon, in addition to an unknown number of cherry shrimp. You probably don't need that many to stay on top of algae, but they're really great fun to watch in larger colonies - a lot of visitors are more interested in the "big shrimp" than my fish!

Nerites are great at eating algae, but also great at pooping and laying eggs everywhere. I'd be a little concerned about them cruising through an iwagumi set up and uprooting everything if it wasn't established, but have never had an iwagumi tank myself.
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I have 9 (ish) amano shrimp in my 25 gallon, in addition to an unknown number of cherry shrimp. You probably don't need that many to stay on top of algae, but they're really great fun to watch in larger colonies - a lot of visitors are more interested in the "big shrimp" than my fish!

Nerites are great at eating algae, but also great at pooping and laying eggs everywhere. I'd be a little concerned about them cruising through an iwagumi set up and uprooting everything if it wasn't established, but have never had an iwagumi tank myself.
I also really enjoy shrimp, so will probably get a few more than I need and feed them regularly. I know that I plan to get a few dwarfs as well.

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I have 9 (ish) amano shrimp in my 25 gallon, in addition to an unknown number of cherry shrimp. You probably don't need that many to stay on top of algae, but they're really great fun to watch in larger colonies - a lot of visitors are more interested in the "big shrimp" than my fish!

Nerites are great at eating algae, but also great at pooping and laying eggs everywhere. I'd be a little concerned about them cruising through an iwagumi set up and uprooting everything if it wasn't established, but have never had an iwagumi tank myself.
I also really enjoy shrimp, so will probably get a few more than I need and feed them regularly. I know that I plan to get a few dwarfs as well.


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