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Old 10-14-2005, 08:47 AM   #1
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the best shrimp to buy?

what would the best shrimp to buy be. To clean up and look good. Skunk shrimp seems to be the way everyone goes. There $$ around here theres camel shrimp for Cheap but I dont know if they are as good. I don't mind paying the extra money for something better thoughts?
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Old 10-14-2005, 08:57 AM   #2
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Stay away from the CBS! I would never have bought it knowing how much it pesters my fish. If I had the opportunity to go back and buy a different shrimp, I would buy a Skunk. You can have more than one, and they don't seem to be aggressive. HTH...
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skunk it is lol
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:40 AM   #4
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I second the skunk cleaner shrimp. Peppermint shrimp are good too. Camel shrimp are not reef safe.
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Old 10-14-2005, 10:07 AM   #5
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I got 2 cleaners, and 2 peppermints and one CBS They all seem to get along well.

CBS loves to eat from my hand too...
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75g w/ 30g sump, 160# LR, 60# sand: Inverts =18 turbos, 30 nassirus's, 40 blue leg's, 5 emeralds, 1 CBS, 1 skunk cleaner, 1 brown gulf shrimp? and various other LR hitch hikers yet un discovered or un-ID'ed
Fish=1 yellow tang, 1 yellow headed jawfish, 1 pink/blue shrimpgoby, 2 perc clowns.
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Maybe I wuz lucky. I had 5 skunk, 3 blood red, 6 peps (for the aptasia). Now there's 3 skunk, one red, and a pair of CBS. Everybody has their space and seem to get along fine. The CBS only jabs if someone gets too close, but would rather leave the scene. Of course we're talking 72g tank and 120 or so pounds of rock for all to have their territory.
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Skunk cleaner shrimp are awesome additions!
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Agree, Skunk, Peppermint and Fire Shrimp are all good choices.
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I will give you all the free mantis shrimp you want. Just come and catch them.
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If you want social shrimp get the skunk cleaners. They are always out and about and very visable. Peppermints and camels tend to be shy and hide. I really like blood shrimp but they are shy as well. A pistol shrimp/goby pair is really cool as well.
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