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Old 11-17-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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Cleaner attacking peppermint

I got a little peppermint shrimp today and my resident cleaner shrimp seems to be attacking him, the peppermint has been hiding and the cleaner is a bit bigger than the new peppermint, do I need to remove the peppermint?
Or is this just something short?

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Old 11-18-2012, 02:11 AM   #2
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Most ckeaner shrimps are very territorial and will not tolerate others. The fire and coral banded shrimp are probably the most notorious, but frankly they're all a bit like that except peppermints and sexy shrimp. It really comes down to territory.

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Old 11-18-2012, 02:42 AM   #3
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some shrimp don't get along at all
and will fight till the weaker is dead
my coral banded killed all 6 of my peppermints and ate them too
and my peppermints were about inch and a half in size not really small
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:03 AM   #4
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I suspect my coral banded killed my fire shrimp. I found half of him in tank. Only other thing that could have done it might be emerald crab
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