Acclimating Shrimp To A Brackish Tank

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I have a new 20 gallon tank with a specific gravity of 1.003-1.004. I want to populate with Amano shrimp, but I'm reluctant to buy a tank for quarantine and wait for it to cycle. Does anyone have experience successfully acclimating these shrimp to a low end brackish tank straight from the store? Apparently people drip acclimate for 24 hours, so I was thinking of trying that.
 

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As far as I'm aware only ammano larva needs brackish water to develop, keeping adults in brackish is something I've not heard of
 
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richie.p said:
As far as I'm aware only ammano larva needs brackish water to develop, keeping adults in brackish is something I've not heard of
Interesting... I've seen online that Amano and ghost shrimps can be kept at weak specific gravity (around 1.003). Surely someone out there has kept shrimp in a brackish tank before? I've seen someone on YouTube with ghost shrimp in a brackish tank where the shrimp grew to be massive, probably thanks to the extra calcium in the water.
 
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I guess I should update this thread. I have been keeping Amano shrimp in a weakly brackish tank (as above) for about 2 months now. They're doing fine.
 

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