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How many Amano recommended for a 75gl tank?

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by fablau, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. fablau

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    Hello here,
    I have a 75gl heavily planted tank, and I have something like 10 Amanos... Do you think should I have more? I have some little algae around. And I 'd like to know how many shrimps would you recommend for keep algae under control inside such a tank size without risking Amanos to get hungry and start eating plants instead...

    Thanks!
     
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    If you add more and they get too hungry feed them algae wafers.
     
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    The more the better. I would start with 40-50.
     
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    Really 40-50??!
     
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    I heard somewhere 1 per gallon. I have a 46 and I just ordered 40. I have had as many as 60. They don't seem to last long, I think their lifespan is 18 months.

    I keep hearing Tom talk about bush nose plecos being good at cleaning, I just realized they only get to about 1-2 inches long, so I also ordered 3 of them.
     
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    Where do you get your Amanos?

    As for the bushy nose plecos, I have 5 of them and make a wonderful job to remove GDA and other similar stuff from glass, rocks, etc.

    I definitively need more Amanos! Thanks!
     
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    Hi,

    I only have the Neocaridina davidi kind (red cherry, Sakura, ...). Do you think that Amano shrimp are more efficient to help we algae ?
     
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    Been having a hard time finding amanos.
    Rachael doesn't have any, neither does Henry at plantedaquarium or Aquabid.
    Ebay and other places have them for 5 a piece-too much.
    I ordered some from http://www.aquariumfish.net/ and they never shipped, I called and they said they were out.
    I then ordered 40 ($150's worth) from Bob's Tropical, and 10 were dead in the bag, 20 were dead the next morning and I think I have 3 left, real shrimp-agedon. Never order from Bob's again.

    Getting expensive.

    I just ordered some from invertobsession on Amazon, they say they will pay shipping for any DOA's, they arrive Sat. will let you know.
     
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    Amanos seem to have a longer lifespan when the water is harder and if you supplement with food.

    www.batfishaquatics.com I don't know what he charges to ship since this guy is local to me, but when he has them in stock they're 10 for $15 and decent size.
     
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    50 seems like a good amount.
     
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    I got 15 from a local store, so currently I have about 25. Yes, I think I'd like to have at least 50, but I will have to wait... Not very cheap also, $2.99 each. But at least I don't spend for shipping and they are pretty healthy.

    Thanks for the advice.
     
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    You can also add RCS, they will do well with the Amano's.
     
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    Yes, I have hundreds of RCS!! They keep breeding like crazy, but I am not sure if they are as effective against algae as Amanos... What your experience? I know that RCS like to eat mostly dead leaves/dead matter, than algae, but maybe I am wrong,,,
     
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    I have about 25 and say 50 RCS.

    Say we might need more.:eek:


    No algae in there now and I am having to feed them now.:(

    Jeff
     
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    I see... Eh eh... Glad to know you have no more algae Jeff! Is that you 75 tank?
     
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    Yep 75 clean a few real small areas but nothing like at the beginning.

    Jeff
     
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    That's great! Glad to know that :)
     
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    I have about 15 in a 26 gallon along with 21 rummy nose tetras. They eat the flakes I feed the fish and any algae they can find. I've had them in the this tank for 3 years. It's just hardscaped though. No plants. I do have a decent size filter though so as long as I don't run into any super extended power outages in the future they should be ok. I've had them for a total of about 5 years. I'm really curious of their lifespan at this point.
     
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    Not trying to hijack your thread.. but it's sorta on topic.


    I will be setting up a heavily planted 75 very soon. I plan to stock a well rounded clean up crew and am unsure the quantities of each species I should stock.


    Amano Shrimp #?


    Nerite Snails #?


    Otocinclus #?


    Corydoras #?


    Siamese Algae Eaters - Undecided. I hear they are great at controling algae when they are younger, but when they are fully mature they eat less algae, act more aggressively towards community fish, and may eat certain plants.
     
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    With the biofilm established, amanos should never go hungry for a 75 gallon, I'd recommend at least a 100 shrimp.
     
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