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amano shrimp?

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by dg2606, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. dg2606

    dg2606 New Member

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    Can amano shrimp be kept in brackish water? If so what is the highest salinity?

    And if not what other shrimp could I get that loves algae and can be kept in brackish water aquarium?
     
  2. tirtha1979

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    My best bet is Amano Shrimps only. They will be happy to be in a brackish tank if the salinity level is not too high. And as far as I know, they breed mostly in brackish water.
     
  3. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    as i found on caridinajaponica.de you "need" 25g salt/Liter to breed the amano shrimp, to be exact, you only need this saltwater for the amano fry, but how adult amano shrimps reakt on saltwater, i dont know ..
    on this site is also written that you can put your amano fry after 44 days into normal fresh water.
    hope this helped you a bit
     
  4. dg2606

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    Kinda. I'm not trying to breed them. My 55 gallon setup is brackish water and in need of a cleanup crew. I've tried pleco's but they turn into dinner for the diamondback terrapin.
     
  5. Jurijs mit JS

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    2 amanos = try or die ;)
     
  6. Shadow

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    wouldn't diamondback terrapin eat the amano shrimps as well?
     
  7. dg2606

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    I have ghost shrimp in there and he doesn't try to eat them. Gets really close to them just to see what it is. Quite a curious fellow. Loves it when people get close to look at him. He does some sort of dance.
     
  8. dave314

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    I've had Amanos in brackish. They didn't die but didn't seem as active as normal. Zoes need full salt (34ppm or 24sg) until they turn into shrimps (basically swim forwards) but the eggs will not hatch in salt.
     

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