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Old 11-28-2005, 07:29 PM   #11
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the fire shrimp are pretty hardy though right? i don't have to worry too much about feeding them since they will scavenge for food.

dragonforce - WOW. that is a very nicely PACKED tank. it actually looks like a 60 gal tank because you have so much cool stuff in there. the placement of your rocks is awsome as well.
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i have 2 blood red fire shrimp, 2 cleaner shrimp, and 4 peppermint shrimp in my 55, and the fire shrimp are bullies. the big fire shrimp will chase away every other shrimp in the tank, and the little fire shrimp will chase away anyone but the larger one (even though my cleaners are both bigger than the larger fire shrimp)

they are territorial and chase others away, so be warned.

also, all of my shrimp wander all over my rocks. they hid for a while when i first got them, but now they are out all the time... and they all go nuts when i feed.

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if i get a cleaner shrimp, is it possible that the fire shrimp will actually KILL it?
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Old 11-28-2005, 08:24 PM   #13
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I have 5 FS and they don't do any cleaning at all
But they are very cool and get a lot of comments when I have people over. They stand out in the tank very nicely.
My skunk cleaners cleaned my tangs when i had them.
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:21 PM   #14
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If you want a cleaner get a skunk. I have a fire shrimp in my 72gal and I see it a lot, but it does not clean anything except the substrate. I just ordered another one from liveaquaria for my nano. $24 from them vs. $69 locally.
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$69!? wow. they must be the only fish store within a 100 miles!
i picked mine up for $25 at the LFS. i think i'm gonna pick up a skunk cleaner this week though.

you said that it cleans the substrate - as in, it cleans my sand? in that case, the fire shrimp is pretty handy.
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No, I live in a major Metro area (Minneapolis, MN)and it is the going price for blood shrimp at all of the LFS. I do notice mine scavaging on the substrate for food.
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I have one in my tank and he does a fair job inspecting and cleaning my fish
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Old 11-29-2005, 04:23 AM   #18
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My fire shrimp spends 99% of its time in the same snug spot in the LR formations. It is very reclusive. I have yet to add fish to my tank, but I imagine that won't change its behavior much. That being said, it's a treat when it makes an appearance!
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