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Old 01-07-2009, 12:57 AM   #1
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well i have a fire shrimp in my 14 gallon bio cube. i bought him cause i wanted him to clean the fish and he looks very cool. its been maybe a month or two since i had him and he doesnt clean the fish and his personality isnt the best he always is in the back where i cant see him accept for feedings. will it get a long with a cleaner shrimp? and am i alowed to have another shrimp in a 14 gallon? thanks
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Fire shrimp tend to be shy. If he's not cleaning your fish they may not have any problems. Heck, I never saw my fire or cleaner ever clean a fish. You should be ok with the two in there.
Sexy shrimp are pretty cool, you may want to check them out.
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:59 PM   #3
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My fire shimp was shy, only now after three months do I see him out in the open but always near his cave. Try moving your rockwork so you don't have much of a back, or creating a nice cave with an opening to the front.

My cleaner ship doesn't clean either, but he is always out front and center.
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ok. so itll be ok for a cleaner and a fire in a 14 gallon? and do sexy shrimp clean? what do they do for the tank? are they shy?


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I'm not the expert on nanos but they fire and cleaner should be happy in there. Sexy shrimp don't clean that I know of, but they are pretty cool to watch and stay small.
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I just got my sexies but they are fun little guys. They don't clean and frankly dont do much of anything except dance and make babies. But they are fun to watch dance and explore your whole tank. I hear they like to be kept in odd numbers past 3, but i have no evidence to prove that. im pretty sure one of mine is pregnant, so hopefully i will be able to provide you more information as i do some reasearch if your interested.
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ha ha thats awesome. maybe ill do one or two of those instead of a cleaner because not only do they sound cool but theyll save me money also (the economy sucks!). but is it hard to find them in your tank sometimes cause there so small?
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Make sure you feed them, the sexies, or they will eventually search other food sources *cough, ahem!* coral *cough, gag*
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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.
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do you have to feed them anything special? or just the regular frozen food i put in the tank
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