Really? Only 6%..... my amanos are algae eating gods. I believe cherries eat more types of algae (maybe that's why?).bitseriously said:I heard on an aquarium podcast recently that someone did a controlled research experiment comparing amanos with cherries for algae consumption/control, and they found that the amanos outperformed the cherries... by 6%.
I'm guessing that was based on equal sized shrimps, and also used only 1 shrimp per trial. I heard that all other parameters were identical/controlled. So although I personally like amanos for the work they do, if cherries are ounce for ounce only 6% less effective at cleaning than amanos, they get my vote.
Plus at least the cherries have the potential to breed and self sustain their numbers, whereas amanos will have to be replaced over time.
No time for ghosts. Some are outright predatory.
Welllllllll... technically this isn't quite correct. They hatch from eggs to zoes (larvae) in freshwater, and then need salt water to grow through the larval stages into tiny shrimp. At which time they return (or are returned by enterprising breeders) to fresh.toeknee said:Amano's need brackish water to successfully hatch.