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Old 08-14-2005, 07:11 PM   #1
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Peppermint shrimp assassins...

Ok..I got these peppermint shrimp to eat aiptasia.. they only pick at the large ones..and I've noticed they have a taste for nudibranchs and other good soft thingimabobs..I have to feed em to keep em halfway at bay.. anyone have any problems with their pepp. shrimp?
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Old 08-14-2005, 07:24 PM   #2
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shure you dont have camel shrimp peppermints are not very likly to do those sort of things as far as i know
http://www.marinedepotlive.com/camel...s--shrimp.html
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Old 08-14-2005, 10:26 PM   #3
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no.. not that.. similar.. no hump.. it's the wurdi..something or other
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i found my peppermint shrimp bothering my coral banded shrimp. the next day i woke up in the morning to see the peppermint shrimp eating the CBS...
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Being a cleaning animal/scavanger, they do prey on the weakened. I think they sense things that we would never know. If the animals are healthy, the shrimp wouldn't be able to take them out. Especially a CBS. But, weakened inverts and fish are easy prey. Nudibraches don't have a very good record for surviving and the peps are just moving things along.
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yeah.. but now I saw one eating on a bristle worm.. well, half of one at least. I have too many pepps in the tank I think.. 3.. 2 are big and one of them is really small.. they were all the same size when I get them
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I've read that peps are not reef safe, although people buy them to control aiptasia. Here is a quote from Anthony Calfo-"Peppermint shrimp are similar but not quite the same(as camel shrimp). They are slightly safer for reef aquariums (although they have often been observed nibbling at coral).... However, they still eat far more good things in refugia than they produce in my opinion. My advice is the same as for camel/Durban/dancing shrimps. Not for reef aquariums. Kindly, Anthony"
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