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Old 12-07-2005, 02:32 AM   #1
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Fire shrimp and clowns

I recently purchased two small clownfish (<1-in long) and put them in my tank with a normal-sized fire shrimp (Lysmata debelius). The shrimp is much bigger than the clowns. Any chance it will try to eat them?

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No he will not try to eat them. If anything he might try to clean them but I highly doubt it. Have fun and good luck.

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No , but he will try to clean them if they let him.
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my clown and 2 fire shrimp are good together. no fighting, no killing, but no cleaning either.

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I've found that single shrimp can sometimes be more reclusive. Seem to be out more in numbers - like 3 in my experience.

Try 3 skunk cleaner shrimp also.

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