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sirdarksol

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That really depends on your definition of "better". I like amano shrimp myself, both the regular and the cherry reds.
 

atmmachine816

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They also perform different tasks and have slightly different care.
 

armadillo

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What are the basic differences (care + tasks)? Am toying with the idea of either, would help if there was a deciding factor.
 

atmmachine816

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Ghost shrimp are scavengers, basically throw them in your tank and forget about them.

Amano shrimp are less scavengers but still are scavengers, shrimp are scavengers which makes them a bit dirty, tasty but not always good eatin. Amano shrimp can eat algae, especially hair algae. Amano or a lot more expensive usually but aren't considered food for other fish. If there is little algae in your tank and leftover food you can add a part of a algae wafer to substitute food.

Really your decision will depend on what you want done, if you want a shrimp for scavengers I would go with ghost shrimp or mostly ghost shrimp, if you want a shrimp that would eat algae you would want amano shrimp.
 

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