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Old 12-14-2003, 11:57 PM   #1
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To shrimp or not to shrimp

Can you keep any types of shrimp in a FO tank. And if so what special stuff do they require?
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Old 12-15-2003, 12:58 AM   #2
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And if so what special stuff do they require?
Many do not need special anything but will do better with at least some places to hide. Even dead base rock would be a plus. Aside from that, they do not need much in the way of special care other than proper water changes and lower nitrates that an FO may not always successfully achieve. The only main ones I would avoid are anemone, blood (fire) cleaners and harlequins.

It will also greatly depend on the types of fish you will keep. Many non reef fish will surely snack on it...

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. The only main ones I would avoid are anemone, blood (fire) cleaners and harlequins.
So you would avoid these shrimp? I understand the harlequins eat starfish but why would you avoid the fire cleaners?
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Thanks, I was thinking along the lines of a candy cane shrimp, or a skunk cleaner.
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Not sure what the candy cane shrimp is? Is it a peppermint or camel? The skunk cleaner is an excellent choice and the peppermint are supposed to be reef safe but I'd stay away from the camel if you are planning on corals, from what I've heard they can sometimes cause damage.
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At the LFS I used to work at we would get in what we called candy cane shrimp, they're the same color as the pepermint shrimp they just have really thin white strips down the length of them. I'm not familiar with the camel so they could possibly be a different name for the same shrimp. I've heard that the skunk cleaners are semi-social. I was hoping this meant that they would be more likely to be seen by my little nieces and nephews.
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Ok found a picture of a camel shrimp, looks the same as what I refer to as a candy cane shrimp. FO right now, but I would one day like to add cool stuff like corals, maybe I'll just go with the skunks. Thanks for the info guys.
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. The only main ones I would avoid are anemone, blood (fire) cleaners and harlequins.
So you would avoid these shrimp? I understand the harlequins eat starfish but why would you avoid the fire cleaners?
Fire cleaners do very poorly unless they have ample hiding places and natural surroundings. They tend to be rather hit and miss, not very hardy. The anemone shrimp do not do well unless they have a host. They will live for a time without one but eventually die off without a host.

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maybe I'll just go with the skunks. Thanks for the info guys.
Probabley the best route for now but again that will still depend on the fish you keep...

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Oh right, I was going to post what fish I had. Right now I have a flame angle and a Sleeper Goby. I will be adding a pair of percula clowns as soon as my LFS finds me a maited pair. Then i was thinking of adding one more smaller fish like a royal gramma or a fairy wrasse. I think all these guys should be ok with the shrimp, but I'm not an expert.
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