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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    When I turned my fish tank lights on this morning I saw one of my amino shrimp dead. It had a yellow ish dot on it like the one in the picture (which is still alive.) All of my other 6 amano shrimp are fine. I did a 20% water change on the thursday, so 2 days ago now. Is the dot a sign of some...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I did a large water change the other day, ~60% and noticed both RCS and Amanos went into hiding afterwards. I don't see any dead ones, ammonia spike, or empty shells. I still see some hanging around and eating and they seem to be increasingly back in view now two days later. I'm making other...
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I introduced 20 RCS and 10 Amano to a new 50G yesterday. I have kept RCS for many years but first experience with Amano. At first they swam all over the place exploring and foraging. I noticed at lights off last night some of Amanos were hanging out on the suction cups on my heaters and other...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So I just got 4 baby ADFs (African Dwarf Frogs, NOT CLAWED) in my planted 15g, and I can already tell that feeding them is going to cause some mess -- I'm using frozen blood worm cubes, and those get everywhere. I don't want to have to pick individual worms out of the substrate/gravel vacuum...
  5. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hi all. So i got my amano shrimp over the last week. there are 5 in my 5 gallon tank. I cam home to see one amano swimming at the top of the tank in circles. He did a couple laps and now is on the substrate and isn't moving much. He's turned kinda reddish, a deeper color than I've seen any...
  6. Algae
    I have a 20 gallon planted tank that has recently finished cycling. The tank is lit 10 hours a day by 34 watts of LED lighting, is kept at 78 degrees and has a neutral pH. Unfortunately, a bunch of thread algae has started to take over and I'm worried it will inhibit my plant growth. I was...
  7. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I have 1 Amano Shrimp that is about 3 inches. He is not very active at all and mostly stationary. Am I safe to assume that he reached the end of his life span? I understand that some shrimps are afraid of some fishes but I have 6 neon tetras that are half of his size...
  8. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So this is my first venture into the shrimp keeping hobby. I did loads of research, got all my supplies, let my tank cycle for 4 months, etc. Here's the parameters: 10g planted tank ammonia: 0 nitrite: 0 nitrate: 0 TDS: 213 GH: 7 KH: 4 temp: constant 75.6 Shrimp arrived yesterday, all in good...
  9. Plants
    This week I added a bunch of red root floaters to my two nano tanks. One has a DYI sponge filter set on low where a few bubbles come out every few seconds. The other has nothing and is basically just a place where I'm growing out some plants I haven't decided what to do with. The plants in both...
  10. WTB/RAOK
    I would like to find someone close to my location to buy Amano shrimp. I am looking to buy 5 to 7 with quick shipping time to lessen the stress.
  11. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I've seen some mixed reviews on this topic, and I wondered if anyone currently has the two and would be willing to share their experiences. Alternatively if you HAD them together and no longer do. My aquarium is a 5g low-tech medium planted. I have three assassin snails right now, and that's...
  12. WTB/RAOK
    Looking for 30-50 of these guys from a reputable seller. Price wise looking at about 1.50 a piece
  13. WTB/RAOK
    Hello, I have been having a hard time finding a LFS with amano shrimp. If anyone is local to the nothern virginia area ( I am in ashburn ). I would love to purchase ~5. Thanks, Nathan
  14. Planted Nano Tanks
    Thought I would start up a site for my Tank: (I know it's a little overstocked, but changing water x2/wk.) Fluval Flora 7.9 Gallon (wet start 10/24/14) Aquarium Inhabitants 4–Nerite snails (2): Neritana natalensis “Zebra”...
  15. WTB/RAOK
    I am looking to buy 8-10 good sized amano shrimp (they have to be big enough my medium-sized GBR's think they cannot eat them). My water params are ph: 6.7, KH: 6 GH:6. Shipping is to Florida, send me a message if you have some available! Thanks!
  16. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Finally found some Amano shrimp. got some yesterday found one had molted today. so now have RCSin one tank and Amanos in another.. thing s sure have changed in the hobby. so much more fun now..lol.. any advice on amano shrimp is welcome
  17. WTB/RAOK
    I would like to buy Amano shrimps. Sexed 2 or three, not sexed young about 5. How much it would cost with the shipping?
  18. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So. I've never had much luck with Amanos in the past. Something was in the substrate that kept killing them off. Couldn't get a grip on what it was. They would always mass die off the day after I acclimated them (drip, plop and drop, tried different types of acclimating). I've re-done my tank...
  19. Planted Nano Tanks
    It's been running for a few weeks now. Tank: Fluval Spec V Finnex Fugeray Planted + 20" CO2 injection with diffuser Small Tetra heater Seachem Flourite Dark gravel Bit of driftwood Seachem Flourish Flora: Java fern Lace leaf java fern Christmas moss Frogbit Fauna: Chili rasbora Phoenix...
  20. WTB/RAOK
    Looking to buy 15+ Amano shrimp at a reasonable price. Please PM me if you have any you're willing to sell.
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