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Old 03-10-2011, 07:31 AM   #1
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Shy peppermint shrimp

Hi there as the title suggests i bought a single peppermint shrimp last saturday now he has settled in fine at on point i thought he had died because i hadnt seen him for days at last i seen him last nite purched under a peice of rock were my watchman goby lives when i went close to the glass he took of and hid again i only have a common clown in along with the goby is this the case with these shrimps or does it take a little bit of time for them to get used to yhere new pad lol .......

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Old 03-10-2011, 07:39 AM   #2
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Peps act that way. Mine were never out in the open. That's very normal for them.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:42 AM   #3
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Yea cause the guy in my lfs had trouble catchin him there like lighting quick i thought that maybe he freaked him a little .......

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Mine did the exact same thing, I thought he'd been dead for a week or so. Next time I pulled out the algae scraper he decided to get friendly and came out to see me, or he was defending his territory.. not too sure.

Either way they hide quite a lot
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That is true, I had one fight me one day over a dying fish. They can be pretty agressive that way when a fight presents itself I believe. But still shy for the most part. In my 155g, they were NEVER sitting out in the open. Had 3-6 of'm and no one came from under the rocks ever.
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I take it they feed on scraps etc if they wont readly come out for food .....?

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They'll find food, scraps of food, or any dead oragnism you'll likely never see.
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I have one that is a pest when I have my hand in the tank she thinks it should have food for her. It really depends on the shrimp and how comfortable they are with human contact.
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I have two in my tank. They were really shy at first. Been a month now.. They are out all the time now. Even clean my hand when I stick it in!!
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