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Old 04-19-2006, 10:46 PM   #1
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Filter intake cover that important?

Just bought some young amano shrimp...What an awesome addition they're making!

Anyways, I heard that they are prone to getting stuck in intake filters. I currently have some neons, panda corys, an african dwarf frog, and these new shrimp in the 10g tank.

They're about 1-1.5" long. I have an AquaClear Mini filter on about 60% filtration speed. From what I can see, the suction that the head creates doesn't seem like a lot, but I'm not 100% sure either.

How worried should I be about something getting stuck on the intake? Nothing looks big enough to actually get sucked in.
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:30 AM   #2
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I wouldn't worry about it, amano shrimp usually stay on the substrate in my experience with them, if they do get stuck you can always buy a sponge adapter for them, or if your filter has an extension tube, remove the extension and you should be ok, hope that helps
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