I had a skunk cleaner I loved, but it died during a really hot summer. So I decided to replace it with a coral banded shrimp. It was doing very well, and a fish store was closing next to me, so I got the last peppermint shimp there. A few days later, I walk down in the morning and my coral shimp has the peppermint gripped in its big clas on the head and tail. The shrimp was still alive, and the coral shrimp was taking its other claws and RIPPING the legs off of the still-alive peppermint! When I came back that afternoon, it had began the long digecting process, starting at the head. Needless to say that day there was a happy shrimp, a very sad shrimp, and a p/o'd owner
. However, I have seen other shimp do fine in aquariums with coral shrimps, I think it has to do with the individual. Just try and find a neighbor shrimp a little on the big side.