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Old 06-06-2005, 03:27 PM   #1
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Banded coral shrimp questions

I have now only one banded coral shrimp, but I am thinking I may want to get some other types of shrimp as well. Is it possible to keep this shrimp with others or will it kill them? I also read that they can or will kill smaller fish, true or not? And lastly, I just noticed this morning he/she molted sometime during the night. I was planning a water change for tomorrow, is it safe to one at this time or should I wait?
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Hey Meredith,

I was asking the LFS about mixing shrimp and they said that the coral banded would probablly kill shrimp tankmates. I have not seen my shrimp attack any of my smaller fish, but I'm not sure if this applies to all coral banded shrimp, or just mine. HTH.
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I know CBS will kill each other if they are not a mated pair. I think adding another type of shrimp would be a gamble, but you do have a good amount of space. Anything w/ claws like that is not exactly reef friendly IMO lol. I had one for a short time that would constantly harass fish. As far as the water change goes, it shouldn't matter either way.
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I have been really interested in getting some cleaner shrimp. Which of the two (cbs or cleaners) are "better"? Are there any disadvantages to the cleaner shrimp?
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Coral banded shrimps are pure ...they will eat other shrimp, harrass fish...you name it...
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I would take a cleaner over a cbs any day of the week. The only reason I still have my cbs is that I don't want to break down my entire tank to grab the little punk.
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Do the water change it will do no harm. just help
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Which of the two (cbs or cleaners) are "better"?
I really like cleaner shrimp-tons of personality. Watching them clean a fish, or your hand, never gets old IMO. And if you get two (or more) they will mate creating live food for the tank. No need to worry about sexing, they are hermaphrodites.
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No need to worry about sexing, they are hermaphrodites.
LOL... try explaining that to your kids
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I have a CBS in my reef and it causes no problems. It even cleans my copperband butterfly. I also have two peppermint shrimp (somewhere) two skunk cleaners, a pistol shrimp and one blood shrimp in the tank. Like I said, no troubles.
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