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Old 01-02-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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Cherry Shrimp or Amano Shrimp?

I was going to get 6 Shrimp, but didn't know whether to get 6 of one type or 3 of each?

What do you guys think?

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Old 01-02-2012, 06:33 PM   #2
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What kind of tank are they going in to? Are you looking for help with algae control in addition to adding some life to the bottom of the tank?

Mixing them would be fine... but 3 RCS will disappear pretty quickly even in a small tank. If you post the size of the tank, we could make some recommendations on a decent size colony to get you started.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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It's a 6 Gallon (23L) tank =)
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ooh and I wanted them to help with the algae a bit to..
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I would consider 2 amanos and 10 rcs a good starting point. What kind of fish are/will be in the tank?
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Only 2 amanos? And i will be getting 6 cardinal tetras.
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If you want both CRS and amanos, yes, I would say that would be good. You could go 3 & 10 I suppose, though I think 2 is a better #. Amanos get rather large. Both would be fine with the cardinals, though you will find a lot of folks who would disagree with putting cardinals in a 6 gal tank.
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Ok thanks for your help! And i was only going to add the shrimp and tetras so it should be too crowded IMO.
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Which would you say are the best algae eaters? Or is there not a noticeable difference?
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Amanos are far better algae eaters than RCS.
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