Thank you very much for the responses.
I have some slate in the tank that makes some deep, deep crevices for them to hide. I thought that they might all have perished, but then I saw that one lone shrimp out with the light on after two weeks, so there’s hope I suppose.
You mentioned “pellets.” What are those?
I have Hikari algae wafers and have put in a couple wafers for the ottos. I got these shrimp lollies, which I thought would draw the Amanos out. No luck. Although one of the flavors was cleaned to the wood overnight — I’m assuming the ottos ate it cause I saw one on it the next morning.
I guess I just need to be patient. I have not noticed an ammonia spike and my nitrates have been between 5-10ppm.
I am going to have to deal with all these snails at some point, too. I was thinking of getting a clown or one of the other loaches, but I’m assuming they’ll also eat the Amanos if indeed they are still in the tank, right? Can you buy baited snail traps or some such thing? Do all these snails degrade the tank?
Again, thank you.