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Old 08-31-2009, 04:52 PM   #1
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Peppermint Shrimps

i got a couple today. my question is, should my tomato clown get along with these little buggers?
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k, cool. i was just asking because as soon as i put them in there the clown took a swipe at one. just was wondering if it was normal for that.
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That`s normal for clowns. The shrimp will be OK. Your clown is just showing them who`s in charge.
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Lol, thanks melosu.

and btw, since you seem to be rather familiar with clowns, do you think i could get another tomato to put in here with this little dude? cuz ive heard it said that clowns of the same sub species will get along, its when you mix and match. is that true? if not, what would make a good companion to mr tomato?
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I have pep shrimp and a clown and they also get along great.

I get a feeling the answer to adding another clown is going to be.... not a good idea. I'm in the same boat. was going to add a chromis with him --- but now am inquiring into a mandarin (they are soooo pretty!)
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holy crap they are AWESOME, arent they?
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alright, so, from what ive read, its not a good idea to have two clowns unless they are a mated pair. is that right? if so, then what, pray tell, would make a good and peacefull addition to this tank? open to any and all suggestions.
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Yeah - I need the answer to that question too LOL... I was gong to go with Mandarin until everyone told me i'm crazy because my tank could never feed it (cods). Now I was leaning towards Chromis... until I read this hehehe...

Oh, my emerald and mexican crabs always seem to eat my peppermint shrimps.....
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well, i was recently involved in a rather heated debate on that. you can train a madarin to to eat brine shrimp. so, look into that. just when you go in make them feed the tank and see if he will accept brine shrimp, and you can sustain him off of brine shrimp. he will still hunt copepods, but wont starve because of a lack of them...yah.
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