Are these baby Amanos ? Freshwater - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-24-2020, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Are these baby Amanos ? Freshwater

So I've seen various threads on the internet about whether Amanos can or cannot breed in a Freshwater tank. I have a 20 gallon freshwater planted tank and I have seen some very buried Amanos in my tank. I have some Neo Caridina as well. So I'm not sure if what i'm seeing are naturalized neos or Amanos. But some look very much like Amanos in terms of coloring and the band down the back. I've attached some pics below.
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Wild type NEOs, Ive got a bunch of the same.
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Agree with Quint... "wild type" Neos.

Amanos can, and do, breed perfectly fine in freshwater! As you yourself have witnessed... you have berried females. The problem is, is that offspring of amanos typically die within 7 days of hatching if not transferred over to saltwater... or brackish... and even then, it's not easy to raise them.

"Wild type" Neos are typically produced by mixing 'incompatible' colors.
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