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Old 10-18-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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Pistol Shrimp & Emerald Crab

I have a touch of bubble algae that came on a frag. I was too lazy to remove it and my pistol shrimp popped it. Now it's small bubbles on the rocks. I don't mind getting 2 or 3 emerald crabs but worried my tiger Pistol Shrimp will kill them. Anyone ever used this pair together without them killing each other?
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:29 PM   #2
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How big is your tank? I have emeralds in with a tiger pistol shrimp and havent had any issues. I do have a 6 foot tank though lol. In a too small tank they may have issues with each other, maybe..... but you should be ok as long as the tank isnt tiny. lol
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How big is your tank? I have emeralds in with a tiger pistol shrimp and havent had any issues. I do have a 6 foot tank though lol. In a too small tank they may have issues with each other, maybe..... but you should be ok as long as the tank isnt tiny. lol
I have a 4 foot 55 gallon tank. I want to add 2 emeralds to take care of this bubble algae. Just dont want my pistol or goby to end up dead.
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In a four foot tank you should be fine. My emeralds have never bothered anything at all. If you have just a few bubbles of algae you can remove them if you are very very careful not to pop them. If you more than a couple maybe the emeralds are the way to go.
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In a four foot tank you should be fine. My emeralds have never bothered anything at all. If you have just a few bubbles of algae you can remove them if you are very very careful not to pop them. If you more than a couple maybe the emeralds are the way to go.

Yea I just have a few here and there...
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:01 PM   #6
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My emerald crab never ate the bubble algae I had. Go to YouTube and search how to remove bible algae. There's a good video showing how to remove manually
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Here's the link. Just in case the emerald doesn't eat it. http://youtu.be/MeqtPe3XukM
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Here's the link. Just in case the emerald doesn't eat it. 4 Ways to Remove Bubble Algae From Your Reef Tank - YouTube
Ok thanks alot. You think 2 emeralds in a 55 gallon is too much?
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