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Low tech, fairly heavily planted, heavily stocked - how much and when?

MichaelJ

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Hi just a quick update, the leaves decaying isn't decay. The Amano shrimp are eating them! I found a few other threads on here with exactly the same situation.
@Muso1981 Yes, Amanos are known to munch on certain healthy plants - I don't know the specifics of which - I assume they have to be thin and soft leaves. My Neocaridina davidi only eat the decaying plant leaves that I miss during trimming - so far, at least, I haven't seen signs of predation on any healthy leaves.
Cheers,
Michael
 
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Hi @MichaelJ it wasn't something I expected and isn't something I'd read up online. Yes these are soft leaf plants they are eating. My tank hasn't had any algae for then to eat in a while so perhaps I need to add some kind of shrimp food?
 

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Hi @MichaelJ it wasn't something I expected and isn't something I'd read up online. Yes these are soft leaf plants they are eating. My tank hasn't had any algae for then to eat in a while so perhaps I need to add some kind of shrimp food?
@Muso1981 You can try and supplement with some dried algae wafers. I don't have any experience with Amano shrimps, but given how many people that keep Amanos in their planted tanks, I could imagine that they would only go for the plants when other food sources are limited.
Cheers,
Michael
 

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