Amano Shrimp Stocking

  1. p

    pm12345 New Member Member

    I have a planted 20 gallon tall tank. It's currently stocked with 3 dalmatian mollies, 2 swordtails, and 1 dwarf powder blue gourami. I added the three mollies last week and haven't seen any spike in ammonia or nitrate/nitrites, so I think my tank is handling that amount of fish very well. I was interested in getting some amano shrimp because as of right now I don't really have any bottom feeders/algae eaters and I think they're cool. But before I went to the store I wanted to ask:

    1: Would any additional shrimp put me over the bioload limit for my small tank?
    2: Are amano shrimp ok by themselves or in a small group?
    3: Are there any stocking issues with the fish I currently have in there (i.e. will any of my fish eat them?)

  2. emmysjj

    emmysjj Well Known Member Member

    You should be fine. I’d do 2 amanos.
    Is your tank planted? Your DG may try to eat them.
  3. OP

    pm12345 New Member Member

    Yes it is planted, I have a few amazon swords in there
  4. emmysjj

    emmysjj Well Known Member Member

  5. Rtessy

    Rtessy Well Known Member Member

    Amanos do well in groups, two should do well. Try to get females as they get a bit bigger. They're wonderful shrimp.