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What Amano does is during the first or second week of setting up. He deliberately keep the algae which has grown to absorb excess nutrients. After which when the plants have acclimatised and putting out new shoots and out-competing the algae, he would release alot of shrimps into the tank to consume the algae. When the algae is gone and plants flourish, he would remove most of the shrimps to prevent them eating the plants. Otocinclus are usually there from the start.

From my experience, Yamatos hiding in the day usually means unideal water conditions or presence of potential predators. A scene of active and unshy Yamatos is more attractive for me.
 
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