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Hey all
I have about 10 amanos in my 72g and they do well. I have seen cherry shrimp for sale, and heard they will propogate. I don't know much about them- do they behave similarly to amanos? No fry eating, no plant munching?

BTW, it's the funniest thing- when i drop a sinking algae pellet in there for the plecos, often an amano shrimp will carry it off like a football player tearing down the field for a touchdown... :lol:
 

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I have both and they seem to behave very similarly. I think the Cherry's seem to swim all of the levels of the tank more and that's kind of fun.

I've never seen them bother anything in the tank - fish or plants.

You did hear right - they "propogate" very well.
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thanks Jan,
maybe I'll pick some up, then.

as for levels- my amanos are all over the place! top, bottom, middle, they even try to get on my arm when it's in there. YIKES!
 

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louieknucks said:
do you guys have a problem with your other fish snacking on them? I want to get some shrimp but I'm not sure of the best website to get them from and what type to get.
I bought some on Aquabid .. They didn't make it one day in my tank, They made a very high priced meal for my Smokey Blue Blushing Angles, Think my German Blue Rams may have got a few bites also.
I do have Amanos in my tank, the fish don't bother them, but the cherrys are quite a bit smaller.
 

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I have a ton of them in my 30. There are two apistos and a dwarf croaker that do eat a few tiny ones here and there but hardly even make a dent in the population. The like to hide in hairgrass and piles of MonosoleniumThe rest of the fish are mid and surface dwellers that don't come into much contact with them. I guess my point is that as long as you don't have too many benthic predators and/or fish that are just plain large and an abundance of hiding places, they'll do well.
 

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Many don't recommend keeping Cherries with any fish for a better survival rate, but I'm sure most people here do have plenty of cover for them, so that helps.
I'have mine in with some Pygmy Cory's and Oto's with no trouble, but it is pretty heavily planted too.
 

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I have a blossoming population of them in my 125g that houses 7 Neon Praecox and 1 Bosemani Rainbow. All are still juveniles, but none go after even the small shrimp (5mm or less). Too busy waiting for handouts from me to bother chasing down a meal, I guess :lol:

In my 40g I have the problem of them being everywhere. I have a field of Riccia covered rocks that is getting to be work to maintain (retying the Riccia to the rocks means having to buy a never ending supply of hairnets! :x ). What I wanted to do was remove the rocks and instead use some needlework screen (like folks are using to build moss walls) and sandwhich the Riccia into one large shaped mat that I could lay down on the gravel, weighted down with a few small stones.

Today a huge bunch of Riccia broke free from its rock and while trying to fish it and the rock out I was constantly brushing shrimp away. So I fear that if I try to lay down a large mat of Riccia I'll be either trapping, or crushing shrimp underneath it. I guess the alternative is to cut the screen into smaller mats and place a number of them down instead of trying to put down one large carpet. So tomorrow it's off to Wal-Mart, or the craft store for some screening.
 

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Just wanna say my cherries have molted so I'm guessing that was a good sign that they are happy?! Also, everybody, including the wood shrimps, seem to be less fearful about grazing in the open. They're not even scared of me anymore;)


Paul
 
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