Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-03-2014, 11:41 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Coral Banded shrimp can be pretty aggressive. I had one kill my cleaner shrimp one by one and even a few sally lightfoot crabs, right before my eyes.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 11:43 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 3
I have a coral banded shrimp and recently added a Nigerian Triggerfish to my 75 gallon aquarium. The Trigger has been in the tank for about 4 weeks now and I haven't witnessed him even paying attention to my shrimp. He has tried to "pick on" my hermit crabs though. (I haven't seen my horse shoe crabs since the were acclimated, maybe him, maybe not?)

I still consider myself a newbie when it comes to saltwater tanks even though I have had my 75 gallon set up for about 2 years (and proud to say I haven't lost a single fish!, but I am an Anemone slayer.)
__________________

__________________
Heathro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 11:50 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
alco1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Victoira, Australia
Posts: 322
hmmm... sounds like some banded shrimps are pure evil and others are good.... depending on personality I guess. do you guys think tank size has something to do with the aggressiveness? or is it just pure personality?
__________________
View my 265g DIY tank so far
alco1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 11:53 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
My tank was 300 gallons. I don't think tank size has much to do with it. Things with giant claws are to be purchased with caution. They aren't there for looks.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 11:57 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
alco1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Victoira, Australia
Posts: 322
lol true true.... so maybe a banded shrimp isn't the way to go unless I want to risk thing disappearing.

Thanks heaps guys
__________________
View my 265g DIY tank so far
alco1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 11:59 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Go buy a trio of skunk cleaners. They do better in groups and are quite social.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 03:43 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
alco1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Victoira, Australia
Posts: 322
are skunks generally aggressive/territorial to any other fish/crabs.... and would I have to worry about hermit crabs eating them or the other way round?
__________________
View my 265g DIY tank so far
alco1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 08:51 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Neither. They are completely peaceful and hermit crabs are way too slow for them.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 02:42 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Psychocircus91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 721
The skunk will be out more, will clean the fish which is fun to watch, and will not be aggressive to small fish/inverts.

That being said, either would be fine in your tank.
__________________
75 Gallon Reef
Psychocircus91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 05:21 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
pritchard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 241
I've had a banded coral shrimp in my 75g for a year and a half now with no issues ! My cleaner shrimp did disappear but I can't say if it was the coral shrimp or not as they lived together for over a year ! Nothing else in my tank has been affected by him ! Hermits stars snails etc all seem fine !
__________________

__________________
pritchard is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
big, big fish, fish, rim, shrimp

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
This is why Plecos NEED a BIG BIG BIG tank.....come look.. Bubble_B0y Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 36 03-14-2009 04:40 AM
fire shrimp and Banded Cleaner Shrimp compatibility ThAtGuY11 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 04-08-2008 06:52 PM
good partner shrimp for banded shrimp goby LittleParr Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 1 12-26-2007 11:06 AM
Coral Banded Shrimp w/other Shrimp & Crabs? YourPalCM Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 2 09-08-2006 08:47 AM
Coral banded shrimp vs Cleaner Shrimp geckofrog Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 06-20-2006 01:52 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.