View Full Version : why do my amano shrimps grab on to each other?

29th Jul 2012, 06:40 AM
I have about 30 amano baby shrimps in a big bowl (about 3-5mm long), I change the water everyday (taking water from the main tank) with a little bit of salt. They seem to be growing ok, I didn't want to leave them in the big tank because all the other fishes eat them. In my bowl of baby amano shrimps (about 3 - 5 mm long) , I can see shrimps carrying another shrimps and swim, I try to separate them using a toothpick but no luck, was wondering why the shrimp would grab on to another shrimp and swim. Thank you.

19th Dec 2012, 07:47 AM
Do they have anything else to hold onto ? Substrate ? They do that when they need something to hold on to or mating. Yours are too small to mate.

22nd Dec 2012, 02:01 AM
If they have substrate to hold on then it can mean one thing, which is molting issue.

I find Amano has a strange but good behaviour of helping their friends or sibling to molt if any of them has molting issue.