Amano Shrimp Stocking

Discussion in 'Shrimps and Crabs' started by pm12345, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. pm12345New MemberMember

    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

    emmysjjWell Known MemberMember

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

    pm12345New MemberMember

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

    emmysjjWell Known MemberMember

  5. Rtessy

    RtessyFishlore VIPMember

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

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