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Dont know what your talking about, I think amanos are very interesting looking. Especially depending on what they eat, they can also change colors! When they get older they also get strips. They can also live for years and get huge!
 

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i'm not really a fan. not enough color, too hard to breed. although they are fun to watch in the huge planted tank at the pet store...
 

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Dont know what your talking about, I think amanos are very interesting looking. Especially depending on what they eat, they can also change colors! When they get older they also get strips. They can also live for years and get huge!
iguess they can be fore non breeding purposes. ihave 6 in my tank and iwent them because to me they looked interesting and would add an interesting look to the tank species wise. and they wont get eting by fish like smallers shrimps do lol
 

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I'm using them to combat thread algae in my tank but they don't even look twice at the stuff. All they do is freak out when they see me approach the tank often tearing up my hc or dhg. Then I have to replant them.
 

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Once they get full size they look like large insects running round my tank... Luckily for them I dont want to get my boots wet. lol
 

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Once they get full size they look like large insects running round my tank... Luckily for them I dont want to get my boots wet. lol
lol completely agree with you on that one


Lemonnoodle can you show us just how ugly they are by posting a photo, please?
I'll take one when I get home but this is a good representation


I was also surprised when I had it out of the water it could actually crawl around, not like dwarf shrimp whom can only jump around like a fish out of water. Very Bug like.
 

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they can be useful but as far as looks go, I'd say they're a step above the ghost shrimp
I wanted an Amano but settled for a single Ghost. After looking at the pic above, IMO, the Amano has a dirtier wild look to it when compared to a Ghost.

My sons Ghost chowing down on a betta pellet.
 

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Am i the only one who thinks amanos are pretty?? lol I think they are cool looking. They have a nice blue hue to them and the speckling. I dunno, call me crazy! But then again i do have an above average obsession with aquatic inverts :icon_eek: :hihi:
 

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I wanted an Amano but settled for a single Ghost. After looking at the pic above, IMO, the Amano has a dirtier wild look to it when compared to a Ghost.

My sons Ghost chowing down on a betta pellet.
true, i guess it depends. my amanos have a blue tint to them so they look alright, but they're not full grown yet so that could very well change
 

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Am i the only one who thinks amanos are pretty?? lol I think they are cool looking. They have a nice blue hue to them and the speckling. I dunno, call me crazy! But then again i do have an above average obsession with aquatic inverts :icon_eek: :hihi:
haha to each his own, tbh the pond snail is my favorite of the snails lol
 

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I also love amanos. I think that a group of 10 in my 46 gallon do way better than the bristle nose/nerite combo when it comes to algae. I also have a group of 25 or so growing out to put in a big cichlid tank....hopefully when they become full grown the cichlids will leave them alone.

I think they are pretty.
 

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Ugly? Nope, not at all. But then, I don't demand that everything in my tank be some shiny happy color. I LIKE things to look natural and blend in and surprise me when I see them. The individual adaptations to their environment, how they function and interact is far more of interest to me than what they look like in of itself.
 

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Man i love my amanos! the wild look they have makes them seem more realistic (as opposed to a blaring red shrimp that would be a desert in nature) but mine still show interesting colors. sometimes they have a bluish look to them, sometimes its almost a burgundy. and they are so active, definitely my favorite living thing in my tank
 
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