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Old 05-04-2011, 10:25 AM   #1
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Hi all, I have a 30 gal sw with just a royal gramma and a green chromis along with the fire shrimp. I am waiting for a pair of clowns. I would like to add 2 or 3 peppermint shrimp to the mix. Would this be OK?
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:14 AM   #2
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My LFS told fire shrimp, cleaner shrimp, and peppermint shrimps get along, maybe someone else can chime in. I only have the fire shrimp, dont really like the looks of the others xD
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:47 AM   #3
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I have a pair of peppermints and a coral banded shrimp. The CBS doesn't like the peps getting close to him, but they stay out of each other's way and all is well. And that's in a 16 gallon tank. I've heard of others with really aggressive shrimp, though. You never know for sure.
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I have a blood red and a banded coral and they don't bug one another. They each stay on their sides of the tank. Not sure about the peppermint shrimps though.
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:53 AM   #5
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I have a fire shrimp and one peppermint shrimp. They get along fine. The fire shrimp chases the peppermint off from his side of the tank but that's it.
I'm panning on adding a goby and a red pistol shrimp soon.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:07 AM   #6
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I have both a fire shrimp and 2 peppermints. They get along just fine.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:42 AM   #7
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I really love my fire shrimp. Is it possible to just add another fire shrimp or does in HAVE to be a different kind?
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I've read they don't do well in pairs they are pretty territorial. I would agree that would be the case in a small setup but in a 4 footlong tank i would say, they would be fine. mine stays in one area and that would make me think that would be ample room
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Mine has his little ledge with an overhang picked out and he rarely leavs it so I think you would be okay.
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:55 PM   #10
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I added a cleaner shrimp yesterday and everyone seems happy. Each shrimp has claimed his own side of the tank Thanks for all of the input!
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