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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Amano Shrimp Aggressive feeding

I have 7 amano shrimp, 3 orange/yellow rili shrimp (neocaridina), and an oto in a 10 gallon tank. My concern is that the amanos are all over the place constantly consuming everything. My concern is that they are bullying the food away from my rilis and oto. Should i remove the amanos or a few of them?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 10:24 PM
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7 is a lot in such a small tank!

for a 10G 1 or 2 is plenty for a clean up crew.

I only have 1 in every shrimp tank.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 10:45 PM
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I would remove them. I had two amanos in a 5 gallon, one was male, the other female. The female was HUGE and would slap my cherry shrimp around to get to the food first. She's lucky she didn't slap one of my berried shrimp or she might have gotten worse than rehomed.
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You should consider removing a few of them, they will definitely compete with rilis and oto for food, and there's a good chance amanos will win.

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Thank you all. You couldn't be more right I dropped an algae wafer in the water and it was like watching and it was like watching a rugby match they were piling it from each other and one would pick it up and try to swim away with it.
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I let some algae grow for the ottos, and the fish in my 10 get most of the flakes before they hit the water. The ghosts I have I think will kill each other if they aren't fed often. They are mean.. Have none going in my frc tank, because they will eat shrimp fry.. Probably Fish fry too... Maybe even FRENCH frys...

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