Amano shrimp and betta

  1. jhigg008

    jhigg008 Well Known Member Member

    I was thinking about getting an amano or two for my 10 gallon male betta tank. A lot of algae has built up and it could use a deep clean. If things go south I want to have a plan. Could he be put in a 29 gallon that is kept at 81F with:

    1 docile gbr
    3 gouramis
    8 cardinals
    8 rummynose

    If I got one do you recommend QT?
     
  2. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    You could try it. If they're large enough, they might be left alone. I didn't QT mine. I just acclimated them as I do with fish and put them in.
     
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    jhigg008

    jhigg008 Well Known Member Member

    Thanks
    What do they eat once the algae is gone? I have some bottom feeder tabs
     
  4. Geoff

    Geoff Well Known Member Member

    I feed my amanos veggie wafers and fresh veggies such as zucchini and summer squash. I put them in there to eat the diatoms, thinking it'd take them a while. Nope. Cleaned it all in 10 days. Check out these before and after shots.

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    jhigg008

    jhigg008 Well Known Member Member

    Wow!!! That is an incredible difference!!!
     
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    jhigg008

    jhigg008 Well Known Member Member

    Do you use a CO2 injector?
     
  7. Geoff

    Geoff Well Known Member Member

    Those plants are fake! Haha.
     
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    jhigg008

    jhigg008 Well Known Member Member

    LOL. Opps...they look good though!
     
  9. Geoff

    Geoff Well Known Member Member

    Thanks! I got them because they looked more realistic. They're NatGeo brand at PetSmart.
     
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    jhigg008

    jhigg008 Well Known Member Member

    Oh I have some nat geo amazon swords. I love them!
     
  11. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    I'm not a fake plant fan but I do have to say NatGeo makes some realistic ones!
     
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    jhigg008

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  13. Geoff

    Geoff Well Known Member Member

    Nope.
     
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    jhigg008

    jhigg008 Well Known Member Member

    Really? There is a tank with fish infected with ich at petco and that is the only tank with amanos
     
  15. Geoff

    Geoff Well Known Member Member

    Hmm. Well inverts aren't susceptible to ich but I'd be worried about some free swimmers getting into your tank when you introduce the shrimp.
     
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    jhigg008

    jhigg008 Well Known Member Member

    What if i QT for 14 days? Wouldnt the spores die by then without a host?
     
  17. Geoff

    Geoff Well Known Member Member

    That might work. But I'd wait for someone else to confirm.
     
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    jhigg008

    jhigg008 Well Known Member Member

    Well I ended up getting them. They are in QT now. Hopefully someone will come along and give me their opinion about the whole ich situation. In the meantime, what do you do to keep the shrimp from escaping from the cut out holes in the lid of the tank? I shoved some filter floss in there for now but it doesnt look great.
     
  19. Geoff

    Geoff Well Known Member Member

    I don't do anything haha. I only lost one from jumping.
     
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    jhigg008

    jhigg008 Well Known Member Member

    I have one guy who seems intent on getting out