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Old 02-20-2012, 11:32 PM   #451
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I would skip the peppermints entirely. They are unattractive.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:32 PM   #452
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Yep, coral bandeds can attack other shrimp.
Actually, the Fire and Peppermint Shrimps are different.
Saltwater Aquarium Shrimp for Marine Reef Aquariums: Blood Red Fire Shrimp
Saltwater Aquarium Invertebrates for Marine Reef Aquariums: Peppermint Shrimp (Build Your Own)

With Coral Bandeds, you can only keep one, unless you get a mated pair. Otherwise they will fight (I think).

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Old 02-20-2012, 11:43 PM   #453
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The peppermint shrimp are smaller, more translucent, light pink, and cheaper. The fire shrimp has bright white legs as antennas. It's body is a deep solid red. I had one, but rarely saw it. I'd suggest some peppermint shrimp and some cleaner shrimp. They seen to be out more, and they'll eat out your hand
That is kind of cool! I'll keep those guys in mind!

How many do you suggest?

This is what I was thinking:

1 emerald crab
1 Pom pom crab
1 electric blue hermit crab
1 green hermit crab
1 blue tuxedo urchin
? snails (thinking bumblebee snails)
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I would skip the peppermints entirely. They are unattractive.
I didn't really like them either they are just boring lol. I like the banded but I don't want aggression
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Bumblebee snails are carnivores. I would skip them too. Just get a trio of skunk cleaner shrimp. If you intend to keep snails like astrea or similar, i would skip the hermits also. The snails will end up getting assassinated.
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It all sounds good. Pom poms are really awesome, but again, they are very tiny. I had one in my 4g pico tank and barely saw her. lol

As far as snails and hermits, get what you like. They are basically there for looks and a little bit for function. don't feel that you MUST have a ton of snails and hermits to keep your tank clean. Sometimes less is more.

I just got my first urchin a few weeks ago and he's really great. Goes around the tank with hermit shells on him. lol They are known to knock over corals and stuff though, that's why I waited for a fowlr to get one.
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Yep, coral bandeds can attack other shrimp.
Actually, the Fire and Peppermint Shrimps are different.
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With Coral Bandeds, you can only keep one, unless you get a mated pair. Otherwiase they will fight (I think).

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Oops! Should have clarified better! They look the same or close to me! I don't think they are very attractive. I'm gonna keep looking at the banded. In fine with just having those if they come out. I'll keep doing my research.

If anyone is sure if they can be in groups it just a pair please let me know!
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I didn't really like them either they are just boring lol. I like the banded but I don't want aggression
Well, they may not be the flashiest thing in your tank, but they don't cost a fortune, and mine do come out. If you really want the nice ones, get a fire shrimp and a couple cleaners. I might get another fire shrimp now that I have a bigger tank
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Bumblebee snails are carnivores. I would skip them too. Just get a trio of skunk cleaner shrimp. If you intend to keep snails like astrea or similar, i would skip the hermits also. The snails will end up getting assassinated.
I personally don't like snails I just thought they were necessary. So I can skip snails all together?
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Yep. You really don't need snails or hermits unless you want them. Everyone just considers them important to clean the tank but if you take care of the tank like you should you won't need them.
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