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Old 02-25-2012, 08:32 AM   #611
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I'm always afraid sexy shrimp will be food. Have you seen them in real life? I've fed mysis that's bigger!!!

I have a mated pair of coral bandeds and they are great. My only complaint is that they have made their spot in the back of my tank and really only come out to eat and at night. Thank god I can see them from the side of the tank. But- they get huge. The antenae on mine are about 6" each! Definitely my prize shrimp. Plus- they leave my other shrimp alone.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:55 AM   #612
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I'm always afraid sexy shrimp will be food. Have you seen them in real life? I've fed mysis that's bigger!!!

I have a mated pair of coral bandeds and they are great. My only complaint is that they have made their spot in the back of my tank and really only come out to eat and at night. Thank god I can see them from the side of the tank. But- they get huge. The antenae on mine are about 6" each! Definitely my prize shrimp. Plus- they leave my other shrimp alone.
I will skip the Sexy Shrimp until I set up a pico or some kind of smaller tank, thanks for the warning .


I think I will go with a pair of Coral Bandeds then. Do you have any reccomendations on which species to get and where to buy them? Thanks!
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I will skip the Sexy Shrimp until I set up a pico or some kind of smaller tank, thanks for the warning .

I think I will go with a pair of Coral Bandeds then. Do you have any reccomendations on which species to get and where to buy them? Thanks!
I have just regular. The blue and golden don't really do anything for me. Lol. As far as where to get a mated pair- I got mine from the diver. I dont see the mated pair option on LA. Bluezoo doesn't have any in stock- but they have the option to email when they do...

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I have just regular. The blue and golden don't really do anything for me. Lol. As far as where to get a mated pair- I got mine from the diver. I dont see the mated pair option on LA. Bluezoo doesn't have any in stock- but they have the option to email when they do...

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Great, thanks! A pair of Coral Banded Shrimp it is then.
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You can get the jbj one for like $80 if you look. Normally its like $100. And you'll need a small pump to hook up to the reservoir that feeds the sump. I use a mini jet 606 for one tank and an aqualifter pump for the other.

Carey, I haven't bought the JBJ ATO yet, but I plan to. I do have an extra aqualifter pump, but from the videos I have watched, it looks like the pump is in the water. Is this a water proof pump too?

Sorry for these silly questions, lol.

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It's not water proof. lol You just have an in line running from the pump into the reservoir and then the out line on the pump goes to the return compartment on the sump. They even make a little hanging mount for the aqualifters lol.

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It's not water proof. lol You just have an in line running from the pump into the reservoir and then the out line on the pump goes to the return compartment on the sump. They even make a little hanging mount for the aqualifters lol.

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LOL, thanks! That makes sense!
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It's not water proof. lol You just have an in line running from the pump into the reservoir and then the out line on the pump goes to the return compartment on the sump. They even make a little hanging mount for the aqualifters lol.

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I just have mine sitting ontop of the overflow.
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Mandarin Questions

Hi everyone, I have some ORA Mandarin questions.....
1. If you add a few bottles of pods to your refugium, does that shorten the time you have to wait to get a Mandarin? Or is it still 6 months (6 months is the guideline, right)?
2. If I buy a male and a female, will they automatically pair up, or will they fight? Can I buy them at different times?

3. If I wanted to breed copepods, how would I do that?

Thanks everyone!
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Hi everyone, I have some ORA Mandarin questions.....
1. If you add a few bottles of pods to your refugium, does that shorten the time you have to wait to get a Mandarin? Or is it still 6 months (6 months is the guideline, right)?
2. If I buy a male and a female, will they automatically pair up, or will they fight? Can I buy them at different times?

3. If I wanted to breed copepods, how would I do that?

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Sorry only know the answer to #1 and #3.
1. Yes it does. I'd add a couple bottles now and wait 4-5 months.

3. Easy; Set up a 10g tank with an air stone and dump in the pods. You can feed them phytoplankton.
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