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Old 06-23-2011, 12:56 AM   #1
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Is it immoral for me to get another cleaner shrimp

Is it immoral for me to get another cleaner shrimp, if this one survives, to mate and provide live food for my tank inhabitants?
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:58 AM   #2
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Is it immoral for me to get another cleaner shrimp, if this one survives, to mate and provide live food for my tank inhabitants?
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:15 AM   #3
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Not at all. what do you think fish/inverts eat in the ocean? or what is your fish food made out of. Also there is a chance you could get lucky and they do survive, a local reefer here just found a bunch of baby cleaners in there sump that were starting to get coloration already. they actually didnt find out until their child's friend was looking under the tank and said "hey you have babies!".
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How would you tell their gender?
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:42 AM   #5
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How would you tell their gender?
Ask it of course.

I think they are capable of being both genders. One starts as a male and the switch to female as does the other shrimp. So I think from what I've read it shouldn't matter.
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How would you tell their gender?
Pistol Pete is correct. They're the hermaphrodites that take turn with the sexes if I'm right. I bought one and it was dead the next morning so my LFS begrudgingly replaced it free of charge. Now the one in the tank is walking around all slow and is actually getting blown around by the powerheads...maybe it's asleep? My hermits are fine, no idea what could be up with the shrimp if this one dies as well.
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They should hide when they are asleep it sounds like it is weak. Mine would only "hitch a ride" in the powerhead current. Sounds like something could wrong with you LFS supply of shrimp.
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Oh wow cool! I'm getting 2 then
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They should hide when they are asleep it sounds like it is weak. Mine would only "hitch a ride" in the powerhead current. Sounds like something could wrong with you LFS supply of shrimp.
Must be. Last week, I got the last one they had, so I was hoping the new shipment would help. If it's dead in the morning all I know to do is call and ask if anyone else has had a problem with them. It's almost dragging it's body on the substrate instead of walking around like normal.

Anyone know if Petco treats their liverock with copper?
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