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Old 10-23-2011, 11:30 PM   #1441
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shim who? lol. i'm saying they won't bother anything. i've only had access to 30 or so of them at different times, but none of them ever bothered with any coral or showed any aggression. ask anyone who's kept them on this forum.
i think it's the camelback shrimp that's getting confused here.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:41 PM   #1442
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just trying to pass along the info i've read.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:55 PM   #1443
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My fire shrimp is a recluse and isn't seen for months at a time. Haven't caught him doing anything bad, but I have a big coral banded that always looks guilty.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:00 AM   #1444
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My fire shrimp stays in his hide out most of the time but comes out at feedings. He has never touched anything that I know of. Of course it has only been a few months but........
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:06 AM   #1445
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I'm not saying that they all decimate corals, but she has seen the shrimp bothering her corals, now they're gone... if some have been known to do it I think I would watch it a bit closer is all
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:54 PM   #1446
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I saw him poking only at the elegance once. I had 7 orange polyps on the branch. I've never seen anything by it other than a snail or two but they weren't by the polyps they were on the opposite end, then crawled off.

It doesn't matter, it's gone and nothing I can do to bring it back. Talk about expensive hobby, 2 loses at 85.00. Ouch

Still got more to do being adding anything else. So I'll just wait and see if I can keep alive what I have LOL.
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i think the elegance failed, because it's very common for them to, and the shrimp smelled a free meal.
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:58 PM   #1448
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i think the elegance failed, because it's very common for them to, and the shrimp smelled a free meal.
I totally agree. The elegance is not a really hard coral to keep, but it does require some care and a well established tank. It got sick and the shrimp did his job of trying to clean up.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:02 PM   #1449
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This is why we preach going painfully slow. It is expensive and depressing to kill off your favorite creatures. As your tank matures and you gain knowledge, it gets easier.

Most of those tank setups you see being sold cheap on Craig's List are not there because the people are moving...they are ditching the hobby because they can't dedicate themselves to the process that allows you to keep these animals for long periods of time. A reef is a constant maintenance item and many cannot or will not spend the time needed.

But in the end it is worth it.
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indo elegance are very hard to keep. some say impossible.
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