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Keeping Red Cherry Shrimp with Amano Shrimp


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I just got a breeding group of Red Cherry Shrimp that I wanted to keep with my 4 Amano shrimp in the same tank? I would hope to breed them but I wasn't sure if the Amano would eat the babies or adult cherries. Am I better off keeping them separate or will they get along fine as long as I keep them well fed? Tank is full of Java Moss and I feed hikari crab cuisine and new life spectrum algaemax pellets

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In a well established tank you don't actually need to feed the shrimp too much. The amanos are just greedy. 

I've noticed in my 75 they really go after veggies or algae wafers more than in my other tanks, and do less tank maintenance if I I feed them daily.   I went on vacation recently for a week and my tank was pretty much spotless when I came back 🙂

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On 7/28/2021 at 8:07 AM, Griznatch said:

In a well established tank you don't actually need to feed the shrimp too much. The amanos are just greedy. 

I've noticed in my 75 they really go after veggies or algae wafers more than in my other tanks, and do less tank maintenance if I I feed them daily.   I went on vacation recently for a week and my tank as pretty much spotless when I came back 🙂

Good idea! 

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I think this is probably a case where size does matter.  I've had Amanos that have matured out to about the same size or slightly larger than Neo shrimp and kept the two together without incident.  I've also had Amanos that matured out to absolute hulk-a-zoid monsters that were double or more the size of my Neos and I think the Neos got completely outcompeted for food and eventually became weak and slow enough to become midnight snacks.  I never saw a dead one or parts of them,  they simply got "disappeared".

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