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Old 10-12-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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RCS with Amano shrimp??

I really like RCS, but have read Amano shrimp are better at cleaning.. Can the two be mixed?
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:42 PM   #2
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No problem mixing the two.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:48 PM   #3
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As stated. Perfectly fine together. No chance of cross breed or predation.
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Yup, I have both together in one tank and they don't even pay attention to each other.
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I really like RCS, but have read Amano shrimp are better at cleaning.. Can the two be mixed?
They're as good an algae eating / scavenging freshwater shrimp combination as you can get.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:47 AM   #6
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Thanks all! Just wanted to check, I tend not to ask my lfs anything anymore lol
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:43 AM   #7
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Yep I have them together as well. Great little critters.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:49 AM   #8
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Yep I have them together as well. Great little critters.
IMO they're as interesting as fish, if not more so.. Think a shrimp tank is next!
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:12 AM   #9
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RCS and Amano shrimp will not cross breed because while RCS are a neocaridina species, Amano shrimp are caridina species. Both can easily be kept in the same tank, though. If there is a large population of either species in a tank, they may start to compete for food.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:30 AM   #11
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Jealous! Looks awesome! Can anyone advise on what member of the cleanup crew is best for cleaning the tank walls??
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:57 PM   #12
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Bristle nose pleco
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:58 PM   #13
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Depends on the tank size really. And Pleco or Oto won't attack the Shrimp.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:55 PM   #14
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98litre interpet tank.. Had a plec in my last tank, but was fancying a change..
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