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Old 05-29-2004, 02:43 PM   #1
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Blood Shrimp Behavior

I got a blood shrimp about 2 weeks ago along with a cleaner shrimp. The cleaner shrimp has been out, even eating out of my hand , but the blood shrimp is always hiding and never comes out of the rocks. Is that normal for that type of shrimp? I fear it's not getting enough to eat. Does it come out at night to forage?
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Yes its pretty normal. They are not as outgoing as the cleaners. There may be exceptions, but we have 2 that stay in the rock about 90% of the time. They will show their faces and come out a little at feeding time.
Give him time, maybe it will change.
I know what you mean with the cleaners, they clean my arm if I'm working in the tank.
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Fire shrimp are not as social but from what I've heard the more you have the more bold they are and will spend less time hiding.
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Do you think it is getting enough to eat?
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They scavenge and should get enough. I target feed mine sinking pellets a couple times a week. They take it with gusto!!
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I have 2 in my 125 reef and they used to hide all the time. Now after 6-8 months they come out and dance around ar feeding time. They go crazy for the brine shrimp. When I feed my anemones I take small pieces of shrimp or scalops and feed my cleaners and blood shrimp. I have 5-6 peppermint who I hardly ever see, At night is when they come out
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Old 05-30-2004, 01:44 AM   #7
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I tried feeding the blood shrimp by hand tonight and it took a bit of squid from me! I guess it just takes a little time.
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