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Old 11-15-2012, 07:03 PM   #11
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IME peppermint shrimp are not near as active a skunk cleaners. I love skunk cleaners!
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:51 PM   #12
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Yeah. I'm dying for one, but I'd rather start out with a cheap shrimp so if it didn't work I wouldn't loose a ton of money. I know this sounds heartless, but I would be crushed if a skunk cleaner died because of me.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:20 AM   #13
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Well I bought a peppermint shrimp Sunday. I haven't really seen it out at all since I put it in the tank. It's still alive because I can see it in its cave. It just doesn't leave when I'm awake. Anyone know if it will?
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:12 PM   #14
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Mine were always pretty reclusive during the day. They just hid in a corner most of the time. That's the problem with them. They look pretty cool when there are 50 of them in a ten gal tank at the store but when you add them to a reef tank they hide from predators.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:33 PM   #15
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In my reef the shrimp never come out except at night. The wrasses are way too hard on them. But in my frag tank there is just a yellow Gobie and I can keep shrimp and clams without issues. When not threatened the shrimp come out and clean my hand when I am arranging frags.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:16 PM   #16
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Thanks. That's what I feared. It is helping with the aiptasia though. And my peppermint choose the darkest cave in the back of my tank that he could find.I occasionally see an antenna or he'll peek out.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:40 PM   #17
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It helps them come out more and be less shy if you hand feed them every couple days. I give each peppermint a little piece of silverside about once a week and they are starting to get more active
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Thanks! I think I'll do that. How big of a piece do you feed yours?
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:50 PM   #19
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About an eighth of an inch long maybe. The little area near the tail of the silverside works best so you dont get the guts in the tank
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:59 PM   #20
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