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Old 12-06-2005, 03:43 PM   #11
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I have a CBS in my 75G that is huge. The tank is quite stocked with fish and coral but the shrimp keeps to itself all day. I have a 29G with a pair of clowns, 2 pep shrimp and a much smaller CBS and again, no problems *as long as* nothing encroaches on its territory. Im sure some shrimp's personalities do indeed differ, however, the 2 I have feed at night, unless I dump food in. This aggressive behaviour yours is showing is pretty odd for a CBS in proper conditions.
This begs the question....Are you over stocked for the size tank you have? Could it be that there are simply no 'safe' places for him to hang around all day with out feeling threatened? Theres no changing your mind if you think you should take it back, take it back. However, try not to make the same mistake twice. It is noted on just about every description that CBS can be somewhat aggressive due to territory issues. Peps and Skunks are not really in the same class, if you will, as CBS so if you were looking for something passive (With the obvious lack of claws to defend itself) then maybe the CBS was just a simple mistake. When it comes to agressive species, size *does* matter..The size of your tank that is..


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It sounds VERY hungry to me.

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Old 12-08-2005, 02:11 PM   #13
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Trade it in for a peppermint shrimp or two instead. Mine (Jacques) is very playful and peaceful! Very enjoyable to watch him.
I thought you were only suppose to keep one of these in a tank
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It just voracious I guess! It eats constantly though so I don't see why is so intent on getting the food right away.

And yes tank size is an issue. This tank is the first sw Ive ever set up. It's a trial and error one with my 2 impulse purchases, the dwarf fuzzy lion and cbs. This is a 10 gallon too lol.

In a bit im getting a seperate 10 gallon for the dwarf fuzzy lion until I can get him to the lfs along with the cbs (hopefully). After that my current 10 gallon will just be my current clownfish and the two hermits ,and the 10 gallon that the dwarf may be in will prolly have another clown or be a temporary breeding tank for some clowns.

Im getting kind of clown crazy here lol.

I should call that store tomorrow and see if they take trade ins at all....
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Old 12-09-2005, 04:40 PM   #15
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put a shock collar on him and zap him whenever he is stealing

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coral, coral banded, rim, shrimp

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