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Old 08-06-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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Does anyone else keep harlequin shrimp?

I'm wondering if anyone has or had a pair of harlequin shrimp. I've heard when a male is introduced it shortens their lifespan, is this true? Here's a pic of my female named Harley
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:02 PM   #2
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In my eyes gotta have money to have that. A starfish once a week is a bit much on my pocket book.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:34 AM   #3
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In my eyes gotta have money to have that. A starfish once a week is a bit much on my pocket book.
I heard it was only one a month. But I could be mistaken.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:26 AM   #4
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Also heard it's one month. Beautiful shot of the shrimp.
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The lfs here feeds theirs weekly. But still once a month is too much haha. Fish food is cheaper.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:39 AM   #6
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Those shrimp are beautiful but I wouldn't buy an organism that feeds only one item.
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they also eat sea urchins lol
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:43 AM   #8
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Or rather an organism that feeds on hard to obtain food
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I may get one temporarily to help with my asterina stars, it would be cool if my population could sustain a harlequin long term but I doubt it.
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I've seen a video that said it would be incredibly difficult to create a population of sea stars that would provide enough food for a single harlequin shrimp. Imagine trying to keep a pair!
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