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Freshwater crayfish or Shrimps #1
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Does anyone know anything about freshwater crayfish or shrimps, as in time I would like to have some in my tank to help keep the bottom of the tank clean, as I understand they are scavengers.
Also if anyone knows of any other creature that is a scavenger that could keep the bottom of the tank clean and is a community dweller could you let me know about them and their habits.
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Re: Freshwater crayfish or Shrimps #2
Amano Shrimp, (Cardina Japonica) are good community cleaners for a tropical tank. They eat algae and dead stuff and are very entertaining to watch. Google the scientific name for more detailed info.

Stay away from anything with claws though (crayfish,lobsters,crabs etc)
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Re: Freshwater crayfish or Shrimps #3
why do you say stay away from anything with claws ?
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Re: Freshwater crayfish or Shrimps #4
because fish go missing,
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Re: Freshwater crayfish or Shrimps #5
do you know of any colourful ones ?
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Re: Freshwater crayfish or Shrimps #6
hmm...
Take a look at this info:
http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk ... rticle.php?article_id=135

http://www.petshrimp.com/shrimpspecies.html

Getting hold of them at your lfs is going to be the harder part!
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Re: Freshwater crayfish or Shrimps #7
That thought had crossed my mind and was my next question ..lol ...I am looking for something colourful and also entertaining to watch whilst also being a good cleaner.
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Re: Freshwater crayfish or Shrimps #8
The Amanos aren't brightly coloured but they're not bland either. Easy to get hold of andvery entertaining to watch.


or if you want something special how about this

http://www.petshrimp.com/africanfiltershrimp.html

(please dont!)
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Re: Freshwater crayfish or Shrimps #9
way to big for my tank I think...and yes I guessed you were joking
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Re: Freshwater crayfish or Shrimps #10
I do like this one though...but I must read up on it though first.... Red Cherry shrimp