Amano shrimp and betta

Discussion in 'Shrimps and Crabs' started by jhigg008, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. jhigg008Well Known MemberMember

    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. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    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.

  3. jhigg008Well Known MemberMember

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

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  4. GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    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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  5. jhigg008Well Known MemberMember

    Wow!!! That is an incredible difference!!!
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  6. jhigg008Well Known MemberMember

    Do you use a CO2 injector?
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  7. GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    Those plants are fake! Haha.
  8. jhigg008Well Known MemberMember

    LOL. Opps...they look good though!
  9. GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks! I got them because they looked more realistic. They're NatGeo brand at PetSmart.
  10. jhigg008Well Known MemberMember

    Oh I have some nat geo amazon swords. I love them!
  11. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    I'm not a fake plant fan but I do have to say NatGeo makes some realistic ones!
  12. jhigg008Well Known MemberMember

  13. GeoffWell Known MemberMember

  14. jhigg008Well Known MemberMember

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

    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.
  16. jhigg008Well Known MemberMember

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

    That might work. But I'd wait for someone else to confirm.
  18. jhigg008Well Known MemberMember

    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. GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    I don't do anything haha. I only lost one from jumping.
  20. jhigg008Well Known MemberMember

    I have one guy who seems intent on getting out

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