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Old 12-31-2005, 06:49 PM   #1
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Cleaner Shrimp?

I went to my LFS to buy a peppermint shrimp she sold me a cleaner shrimp instead. I did not say a thing to her. I know theres a 12 dollar differents. How many of these (cleaner) could I have in a 55 gal reef tank?
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:17 PM   #2
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How many do you want, there is no limit on shrimp they all seem to get along, at least mine always did. 2-3 would be a good number in a 55. JMO.
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Yeah. I almost got a Mag 7 for $14 the other day at the LFS.

Should have just bit my lip and said thank you. I was just too honest and had to say something to the guy. I was doing a return and he tried to return a $110 part instead of a $40 part that was on the same receipt/return.

But. KARMA would have caught up with me.
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Peppermint shrimp like to have a few buddies to hangout with. I think 3 would be nice. I will be getting mine a friend soon hopefully.

Peppermint are "cleaner" shrimp but usually in the hobby 99% of people think the skunk cleaner when they hear cleaner shrimp.
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Old 01-01-2006, 12:36 PM   #5
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I looked it up at Dr Fosters Web site and it is a skunk cleaner shrimp it matches the pic to a T. So About 3 Cool Thanks for all the help.
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Old 01-01-2006, 04:38 PM   #6
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I have been getting this Brown Algea all over everything everyday. How can I get it under control? Please any help with that would be great.
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search the fourm thats, what ive been doing. ive got it bad 2.
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Mine seems to get all over I have to clean the Glass ever 2 days. The Snails can't keep up with them.
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Brown algae is normal for tanks under 6 months it will go away.
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