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Old 06-09-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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how many shrimp is too many?

So i have a 55 gallon salty with 30 gallon sump/fuge it has a few corals in it, also have 1 camel shrimp,1 cleaner shrimp, 1 pistol shrimp and only 3 small fish.... I want more shrimps ,but how many is two many?
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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You cant really have too many unless there is agression. Sometimes cleaner shrimp get mean.

How many more do you WANT to add?
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As long as they are fed there isn't an issue with that many or more. They have very small impact on the system to my knowledge. Just make sure they are all compatible as some are not friendly towards one another. A blood shrimp might be a nice addition to your tank.
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I think i would want maybe 7 more for a total of 10 ... Blood shrimp? Is that the same as a fire shrimp? Im not set on 10 but maybe like 6 or 8 total ..
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Ya i mean thats alot of shrimp, but i bet it will be ok. Blood shrimp are fire shrimp
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Coral banded shrimp are really cool too! Their antennae get really long...like 8-10" long, and they have 4 of them. You can pretty much find them, wherever they are.
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In time there could be some aggression issues with the pistol. They can be aggressive when they get larger. Most people don't have issues though.
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are coral banded shrimp reef safe?
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Yes...youd have to introduce a small one into the tank last for it to have a chance of working.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:04 PM   #10
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I had a pair of coral banded in my tank for a little over a year then they started killing fish. But they were awesome until then. Would do flips off rocks trying to catch food.
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