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Old 11-07-2002, 03:20 PM   #1
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compatability question

Hello and thank you for your help!

I have a 75 gallon saltwater tank with 3 false perculas, 1 yellow tang, one blue tang, one chocolate chip star fish and about 45 lbs of live rock (as well as a filter and skimmer). I am planning on adding many invertebrates, but before doing so, wanted to see if these were all compatable with each other (would not eat or disturb each other).

My list includes:

1 chocolate chip star (already have)
10 bumble bee snails
2 scarlet reef hermits
1 emerald crab
2 red leg hermit
2 blue leg hermit
2 cleaner shrimp
1 coral banded shrimp
1 blue spiny lobster
1 long spined urchin
1 cleaner wrasse

Will the cleaner wrasse attach the starfish and shrimp?
Will the urchin topple my live rock?
Will the crab or lobster eat my other livestock?

Thank you greatly for your assistance in advance.

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Old 11-07-2002, 04:12 PM   #2
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you shouldnt have any problems with those inverts. but i will warn you cleaner wrasses are extremly hard to keep alive.
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You say you have a yellow tang and a blue tang. They get along? Most people will advise against putting two tangs together.
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From what I have been told, and thus far seems to be true, is that tangs can be kept together as long as they are different in color, shape, and genus, which is true for both yellow and blue tangs. For example, I would not try to keep a powder blue tang and a naso tang together...although they are different genus and color, they are too alike in shape. However, this is all theory with what I have read and have been told.

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i agree different color, shape and genus allows them to be kept together
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I had been told on numerous occasions that the coral banded shrimp will eat the other shrimp. I can not tell the truth of this as I do not own one...maybe someone else can respond to this.
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i have two coral bandeds. never a inncodent. but ive heard other wise. i heard they all have different personalities.
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Once it gets larger the Spiney Lobster will catch and eat your fish.
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Coral banded shrimp

Do coral banded shrimp ever move! I saw some at a retailer's shop and they were just staying still really, swaying a little and moving there claws a bit.
I just wondering cause i want some.
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yes. throw some shrimp pellets in the tank and you will see them move in a hurry.
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