hi i have a fluval spec 5 gallon tank with a male betta and alot of hiding spots for the shrimp how many amano shrimp get i got told 3-5 but i just want to make sure before i buy
3-5 sounds goodhi i have a fluval spec 5 gallon tank with a male betta and alot of hiding spots for the shrimp how many amano shrimp get i got told 3-5 but i just want to make sure before i buy
In retrospect I completely agree with thisI would personally stick towards the lower end of 3 Amano shrimp myself. There are a few reasons for this;
1. Amano shrimp get quite large, up to 2 inches long as adults. They have voracious appetites and being housed in a smaller tank they will compete with each other more for food and recourses, even more so if you do not have lots of live plants and algae for them to graze on in the tank.
2. You do not know how your Betta will react. While most of the time Amano Shrimp can work with a Betta, sometimes depending on personality a Betta can kill an Amano Shrimp. It has happened to some people in the past. that is why it may be better for you to start of with a lower number that way if something happens your money is not wasted for nothing. Additionally, you could try feeder shrimp first to see how he will react to them before going to a more expensive shrimp variety.
Amano shrimp are better as they are bigger and blend in betterCould he live with cherry shrimp he has lived with shrimp before to in the pet shop but I know they overcrowd there tanks if he can live with cherry shrimp how Mutch of them