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Old 01-03-2006, 04:35 PM   #11
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I've always heard peppermint shrimp are good in groups. Honestly, I've never been able to get them to live. I'm a skunk cleaner shrimp girl all the way.

Never heard that drillsar. There are shrimp with specialized diets and some that are diggers so you want to research the species first. And perhaps in those ways they may seem bad, but I've never heard of shrimp being bad for a dsb. :|
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Old 01-03-2006, 04:36 PM   #12
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peppermint shrimp are good for aiptasia but I heard that once the aiptasia is gone or not in your tank they will look for other food.. Skunk Cleaners actually eat what?
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I think all shrimp are scavengers. That's what makes them such an integral part of my reef tank, IMO. They eat the food that falls to the bottom after the fish feeding (along with the Red & Blue leg hermits). I think eating aptasia is like eating potato chips to them. A delicacy that they enjoy but don't need for survival.

I run an SSB so I don't really know but I've never seen any of my shrimp digging around in my sand bed! I think I end up stirring it up more often than my shrimp.
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:38 PM   #14
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Neither my peppermint or skunks dig in the sand. The skunks clean parisites off the fish (that will let them). Mine did that for a few days for my FoxFace Lo. He actually went to their cleaning station for a few days. Guess they cleaned him up cause he swims away from them now. They still try to clean anything new that goes in the tank.
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That's amazing. I should get one.

Recon cleaner shrimp will be munched by a yellow tail damsel, a coral beauty or a red blenny (see my gallery)?
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