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Old 06-10-2013, 04:53 PM   #1
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Thoughts on harlequin shrimp

I'm looking at a pair of harlequin shrimp anyone with any experience with these little guys
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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Beautiful creatures.You will have to keep buying starfish to feed them.
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Yeah them eating starfish is my girlfriends only prob with them but I will just feed at night when I do.

Have you ever had one? Trying to find out about compatibility with other inverts. Everything I find online says they are nonaggressive just looking for some first hand experience to see if they would be good with my other small shrimp and crabs. I know they only eat starfish just don't want them to tear everyone else in the tank to shreds.
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Just out of curiosity, what is the usual method for keeping them fed?
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From everything I've read and heard they should be good with a starfish a week to eat. Some will hide till they are hungry.
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What kind of starfish do people usually use?
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:56 PM   #7
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What kind of starfish do people usually use?
The cheapest they can get - usually chocolate chip stars. I've been considering off an on gettign one o try and control my asterina population. They aren't hurting anything per se. it's just annoying that I feel like I have to scrape the glass to get them off so things look clean. Of course, I bought a blue linkia a few weeks ago, so I'm sure one would prefer to eat that first. I've also know folks to cut off one arm at a time to feed, and keeping multiple stars in the sump and hoping it regenerates between feedings.

They're beautiful animals, but I don't think I can justify the work and expense of feeding for myself.
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