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Old 02-02-2014, 09:48 PM   #1
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Banded shrimp VS big fish

Hey all,

I've got a 10ft long tank with about 6-8 tangs or so and an angel and a few gobies and about 4 hermit crabs I think....

I want to invest in a banded shrimp..... but afraid it'll get destroyed in a matter of seconds.

Would this shrimp be compatible or am I expecting a feed frenzy when I put it in?
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I had one in my tank for several years but he did hide a lot. I recommend introducing it after lights out so it can find a hiding spot during the morning twilight. My tang are fine with my shrimps. Good luck!
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:45 PM   #3
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awesome thanks.... so im not expecting the fish to go nuts on it lol. although did you have hermit crabs in the tank? do you think they might eat the banded shrimp?
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No hermit crabs should leave it alone. Triggers, Lion Fish, Eels and some Wrasses will eat it. Check on this site for compatibility http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/a...plies.cfm?c=15.

If they say " reef safe with caution " it most likely means it will eat inverts.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:56 PM   #5
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ok awesome... seems all the fish I have wont cause any problems.....

but I was thinking though... I have a few firefish, a mandorin, and about to introduce a few clowns.

would the banded shrimp try to eat any of these small fish??? ive read around that banded shrimp seem to make small fish disappear.
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The Coral Banded Shrimp won't bother any live fish. They will as part of your CUC will remove any fish that has met its demise. Of course your results may vary! Good luck!
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really silly question.... but would the shrimp clean the fish at all??? or is it just a pretty CUC that just sits around and I feed it frozen food?
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Instead of a BCS I highly recommend the Skunk Cleaner Shrimp as they are the most gregarious of the cleaner shrimp.
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yea I was considering the skunk cleaner but I really love the look of a coral banded. behaviour-wise.... what makes the skunk a better choice than the CBS?
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They will be out in view more than the Coral Banded especially with larger fish
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