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Old 01-07-2009, 11:16 PM   #11
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The sexy shrimp generally stay out in the open and "dance". I do believe they are better off in 3+ quantities...they stay small, so they would be good for your tank.

they're a little bit more expensive then i thought 14.00! so i can either get one or none. how bout peppermint? what do they do? any other shrimp that might be good for my tank?
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Hmmm, for less than $14, I doubt it. My personal preference is a pistol. I have not had much success with pepps.
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lol i can afford any shrimp up to about 25 dollars. thats why i could only get one sexy shrimp. cause if you see my other thread in nano forum youll see my list of things im buying andi have budget lol. i just want something thatlll do well by it self and is pretty interesting to watch. like a Coral banded shrimp be ok? or any other kind? ha ha thanks
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If it were me, I would just wait and save up. A CBS might have issues with your other shrimp and possibly other critters in your tank. I've never kept one but have read plenty of stories about them. I think they do better in much larger tanks.
Panza, save up your money and get a few sexies. I guarantee you'll love them and they will be worth the wait.
I have 3 fish in my 55 and am completely happy with what I have.
Remember, SW (or aquaria, for that matter) is not about what you want other people to see, it's all about the animals you keep and their well
being. Personally, I like to have a smaller stock of critters, so when folks come over, they can concentrate on one or two of them. I feel they leave my house knowing a lot more about what I have than when they came in....whew....sorry for the soapbox speech!
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lol ha ha ok.... but yeah i lay off the shrimp for now and stay off. instead i think im gonna do a green clown goby
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just in case your ever curious again. The sexys will eat near anything, mine are muching on cyclop-eeze at the moment but i am thinking of getting them something a bit bigger. I read they like pellets, so i may try that. Peps in my opinion suck, lol. i have 2 in my 90 just to make sure that i dont get aiptasia. My girlfriend bought a nice purple feather duster to put in there awhile back because she wanted to get more involved with the tank, the pepps within 10 minutes went up to the duster and ripped it out of its tube and pulled it apart in front of her... needless to say when i adopted a puffer fish from a LFS she stood in front of the tank for a week trying to get him to eat the pepps. Lol, sorry for the long winded story...i have a bad habit of that lately.
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just in case your ever curious again. The sexys will eat near anything, mine are muching on cyclop-eeze at the moment but i am thinking of getting them something a bit bigger. I read they like pellets, so i may try that. Peps in my opinion suck, lol. i have 2 in my 90 just to make sure that i dont get aiptasia. My girlfriend bought a nice purple feather duster to put in there awhile back because she wanted to get more involved with the tank, the pepps within 10 minutes went up to the duster and ripped it out of its tube and pulled it apart in front of her... needless to say when i adopted a puffer fish from a LFS she stood in front of the tank for a week trying to get him to eat the pepps. Lol, sorry for the long winded story...i have a bad habit of that lately.

lol its ok.... but yeah i actually did decide to put a few of those on the list. i did some research and they sound awesome!!!! so i got three of them coming soon! so excited!!!!
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Peppermints are hit or miss. I have 2 that I LOVE and I had 2 that I "dismissed" from duty. The 2 I have now are around 4 months old and big, in fact as big as most cleaners I see. They don't touch anything other than aiptasia (although I haven't seen any aiptasia since putting them in) and they are visable 99% of the time. If I put my hand in the tank, they're on it immediately (which is a little creepy quite honestly). I have a tank full of various featherdusters that have never been touched to my knowledge. Mine molt every few days and they are VERY red now. They were fairly translucent when I bought them.
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I've read that sexy shrimp like anemones. Does anyone have experience with this? Would they bother my clowns?
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I have a fire and skunk in my nano with no issues. As mentioned, the fire shrimp tend to be a bit more reclusive. Even in my large reef I only see my fire shrimp at feeding time.
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