After cycyling my 36 gallon tank,
I first put a yellow tail damsel, then a few days later an adult clown fish. They did good together.
A week later I put a firefish goby, 2 snails and 2 emerald crabs, and a skunk cleaner shrimp. The damsel chases the firefish once in a while, but the firefish hides in the rocks , so It should be fine hopefully.
A few days later I buy a small mandarin goby, as soon as it goes into the tank, the clownfish, sexually assaults it right away!!! WOW i was pissed I wanted to fry the clownfish. It ripped off some of the mandarin's top fins, I thought it would die, but its still doing fine a few days later.
2 days ago, I turn on my aquarium light, and im just looking at the fish to make sure there doing good. 7 seconds later the emerald crab [mod edit] the cleaner shrimp!!! WOW i was even more pissed. The shrimp went through a tunnel, and the crab cut off its head and began eating it. I videotaped atleast.. But still, the small shrimp was like $35 so not to happy about it getting murdered.
then yesterday I added a yellow angel fish. It is doing fine with all the fish.
main questions - I am planning to buy another cleaner shrimp, Should I remove the emerald crabs??? or did the cleaner shrimp get killed because it was too small.??