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Adding amano to shrimp tank?

Will I be fine if I add 2 amano shrimp to my Carbon rili/TT tank? Just don't want their aggressive feeding behavior to stress out the shrimp. Tank is a 20L.

The reason for adding them to the tank is the small amount of nuisance algae I want to keep under control.

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yes absolutely add them. I have a couple in each of my shrimp tanks.

they are def worth it.
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Awesome, thank you!

That is all I needed to hear. Ordering them as I type this.

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Do not order too many. Honestly, if I had it to do all over again I wouldn't have them. WAY too aggressive at feeding time.


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I've had them with my pumpkins for almost a year now, and i love them. I have 6 in a 20g with 30-40 pumpkins in a densely planted tank. They are the most entertaining part of the tank. I honestly like them then nano shrimp, and way way cheaper lol

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They may sometimes eat a dwarf shrimp. I've seen pictures and a video of this.
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please share these pictures/videos you speak of.

only time i've ever heard of this is if the dwarf shrimp is already dead, which will then be eaten by any other shrimp/etc in the tank.

I'd choose amano shrimp over ottos any day.
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I think 2 amanos should be fine in a 20L. Nerites are also hell on algae, but if you get a female, you'll have little white sesame seed looking eggs everywhere.
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please share these pictures/videos you speak of.

only time i've ever heard of this is if the dwarf shrimp is already dead, which will then be eaten by any other shrimp/etc in the tank.

I'd choose amano shrimp over ottos any day.
I've witnessed it with my own eyes. Watched a shrimp molt and the minute he flicked out of his exoskeleton the amano was on him.


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I love love love amanos but they are pretty aggressive. They fight my fish even for food. They got moved to the big planted tank after showing they could not behave themselves in the shrimp tank.
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please share these pictures/videos you speak of.

only time i've ever heard of this is if the dwarf shrimp is already dead, which will then be eaten by any other shrimp/etc in the tank.

I'd choose amano shrimp over ottos any day.
Search function. He isn't lying, and Jaime isn't either. I've seen the videos.

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Amanos are quite aggressive, they are IMO among the most aggressive shrimps. They are also difficult to net out and very hardy

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That strange, been keeping amano shrimp for years in various tanks size. Never once seen them aggressive even though my feeding habit for all tanks are once every two days. Don't mistaken amano shrimp and ghosts shrimp caused they are alike. Ghost shrimps, the most aggressive shrimp.
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If Jaime says she saw it, I believe her, no questions asked.

And my amanos definitely always go for the food I add, competing with my p diffusa and cherries. But because they're always first to the food, it's not difficult to capture mine.
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The aggression thing has me puzzled. I've never seen this behavior with mine. There's nano shrimp breeders on here that keep amanos in all their tanks without issues. Curious as to how much people with aggression issues feed theirs.

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