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Re: Amano Shrimp
Rich D'Ottavio writes:
> Just thought that I had to bring up all the negatives on these $%$ shrimp.
> I'm sure that ymmv. I have tried them twice. My tank parameters are: pH
> 4.5, temp 82F, no other problems. I keep an Amazon only tank: discus,
> keyholes, tetras, and corys. Never lost a fish due to the shrimp,
> << 1. How do they affect the bioload on a tank? Wouldn't 50 in a 29 gallon
> tank leave no room for fish? Amano suggests even more than that, but I
> suspect he does hourly water changes. :) >>
> Don't know, they never lived long enough for me see a difference. I had
> in a 125 gallon, and in one week, they were gone. I had 8 in a 15 gallon
> in two weeks, they were dead. Notice the difference dead means I saw them
> dead, gone means I never saw them again.
At a pH of 4.5, I would think the shrimp would lose their shells so fast they
wouldn't even survive a week. That's pretty low. If it is the pH out of the
tap, you should move from plants to dwarf cichlids. I know of several that
would do great at that acidity, but you would need to bring the temp down a
degree or two. Or you could bring it up a couple degrees and get serious
with the discus thing.