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  1. Olympia
    04-26-2012 03:47 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    The thing about nerites is that they can't fit onto tiny leaves, only glass gravel and large leaves. I think I have a small diatom problem- but my cories eat it like crazy. They love cleaning the leaves... But the hornwort is a piece of filth.
  2. Olympia
    04-25-2012 10:38 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    Nerite snails are a good option. Maybe try those first?

    Shrimp have tiny bioloads- wouldn't hurt to run a test though, they're sensitive to ammonia and nitrates.
  3. Olympia
    04-25-2012 09:01 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    Yea, that'd work. I'd leave them 100% in their old water for a day or two after arriving, since stressing them more after being shipped isn't a great thing. :)
  4. Sakura8
    04-25-2012 08:40 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Woo! All right for new lights. My riccia on the driftwood is. It's the first time I've ever seen pearling. The rest of the plants, enh. >.<

    Yeah, someone (probably Olympia) said in a post that amanos can get as big as bettas. I had no idea. I want to order some amanos on aquabid but I'm afraid of getting ripped off because I can't tell the difference between amanos and ghost shrimp. It'd be so easy for someone to send me 10 2 cent ghosties and call them amanos.
  5. Olympia
    04-25-2012 08:08 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    They are wild caught. I can almost guarantee it.. Breedings are so sparse in captivity, it's probably not worth it to set up the saltwater tank for some cheap shrimp.
    Email the seller and ask what the weather is like where they are.. they offer heat packs/oxygen at no extra cost so I'd take the opportunity if it isn't warm where the seller is. Of course, overnight shipping is your best bet for buying them. I'd probably take a 1-2 gallon bin, and put them in it with the water they were bagged in, and slowly adjust them over to what you have slowly.. they are adult shrimp already and so don't like changing water parameters. It may not even be worth shipping them in, not totally sure. At least at a local pet shop they'd be in similar water already. Try googling some suppliers in Cali first. Shrimp breeders are all over the place, the hobby is booming.
  6. Olympia
    04-25-2012 07:59 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    I wish you luck!
    The good thing about having euros while not in Europe, is that if you're tempted to spend your money.... you can't. Good saving strategy. xD
  7. Olympia
    04-25-2012 07:35 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    Amanos prefer algae, but like most shrimp are completely fine with anything you throw in there. You'll need to feed them, actually, usually the algae in the tank isn't enough. Just sinking wafers will be fine. Actually a user told me their amano didn't eat any algae, just the food they were feeding their fish.. :s
    They are one of the more popular shrimp species, so you should find some at a pet shop. On aquabid, I just click "all" where the page numbers are, the "ctrl" and "f" type in "amano" there's 4 listings right now. :D
    These shrimp are almost all wild caught.. so many die off in the tank due to this. If you go to a petshop, select the smallest, healthiest looking shrimp. Younger shrimp are better at adapting to new environments. :D
  8. Olympia
    04-25-2012 06:59 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    What size of a tank? If there's enough space, they should be fine together. Shrimp usually do well with other species, unless it's a smaller tank, then species duel it out for space. 10 gallons+ should be enough for amanos and ghosts. The amanos are much bigger but much more peaceful, preferring a mostly veggie diet. They have tiny claws as well. I can't imagine a ghost shrimp trying to pick on an amano, if that's your worry. I know you plant your tanks well, so you should be fine. Though if anything happens.. the amano will win.
    Also, just a note that any shrimplets you get will be ghosts.. as far as I know amanos need to grow up in brackish/salt water.
  9. Sakura8
    04-25-2012 12:35 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Haha, you could go into tank construction as a hobby. That's nice of you to offer to give it to me. :)

    If you ever do saltwater, an overflow is like practically necessary. If you can build your own, you save yourself a couple hundred bucks.
  10. Sakura8
    04-24-2012 11:17 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Oh, yeah. So it's not a wet/dry, it's a sump overflow. I like that about the Evolve except that I've heard from a lot of people that the flow is way too strong for bettas and that there's no way to baffle it without getting really creative.

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