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Old 12-29-2004, 01:16 PM   #11
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Have you tried a trap?

Also I spoke too soon. I have had my crab in my tank for 3 + months and last night I added two cleaner shrimp to the tank. Well guess what the arrow had in it's mouth this morning? Cleaner Shrimp tail..Now the task of trying to catch a arrow crab in a 225 gallon full of live rock and caves and crevices

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Old 12-29-2004, 02:45 PM   #12
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Yep! Bristle worms seem too smart for traps even with the bait being fresh clams that they normally come out for in the tank. Kept my fire shrimps entertained trying to undo the trap though.

I've been using tweezers to grab the odd one or two out of the tank when ever I get the chance as this has seemed to be the most reliable method so far.

Good luck catching the arrow crab.

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Old 12-29-2004, 02:56 PM   #13
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I'm abandoning the idea of an Arrow crab (for the moment at least)

Has any one had any luck with the Coral Banded Shrimp. Firstly do they eat bristle worms and secondly but equally importantly do they harm cleaner shrimps? I've seen CBS sold in the same tank as fire shrimps in my local store but never in the same tank as the yellow/red cleaner shrimp. (But then my LFS don't house the fires and cleaners together either and they co-exist in my 100 gallon happily.)

Any help would be greatfully received
Apologies for the long topic. I'd rather get my facts straight than make a purchase I later regret.
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Old 12-29-2004, 04:09 PM   #14
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I have a CBS in my tank along with a blood shrimp, 2 cleaners and 2 peppermints. All is well. My CBS does not bother anything. In fact, he cleans my copperband butterfly. Ihave never seem mine eat bristle worms.

Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
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