Originally Posted by mansiz
I just bought a cleaner shrimp today, will my green wrasse nip it? I'm afraid the green wrasse will kill it. Their size are about the same.
When adding these kinds of shrimp to a tank it always best to have the shrimp in and settled before adding the fish. Wrasses are especially fond of shrimp dinners 8O. I find that if the shrimp is in their first, the fish is more prone to leaving it alone but that's not always guaranteed. Once the wrasse excededs the size of the shrimp, it will most likely attack it more frequantly. There are species of wrasses that will co-exist with mobile inverts but a green wrasse is not really one of them.
If I were to buy one more fire shrimp, will it get along with the cleaner shrimp?
As long as their is enough room in the tank, they should be fine. Different shrimp species will lunge at each other if they cross paths too often but if each has enough area to claim a territory it should be fine. I would try to make sure they are of similar size. I have a blood cleaner and a pepp in a 5 gal
and they aren't "best pals" but they do not chase each other either.