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Old 11-14-2003, 03:48 AM   #1
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What type of shrimp is recommended for my setup? I don't have any fish in there right now, they were removed for treatment, but didn't make it. There may still be free-floating ich in the tank, but that is a fish-only parasite, and I read it does not affect inverts (including shrimp I assume). I may get a cleaner or fire shrimp. I have the snails and hermits in there now.
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I may get a cleaner or fire shrimp. I have the snails and hermits in there now.
Yes either should do fine. The cleaner shrimp will be more active than the fire shrimp, but fire shrimp are much more social if done in groups.
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I've heard that fire shrimp can be a little rough when cleaning, is this true?
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I would go for the fire shrimp also...
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i just got a cleaner shrimp and he is awesome, always moving around and trying to get his hands.....paws.....whatever, on my tang. also, i have heard that cleaner shrimp also become more social in groups.
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If you are gonna have triggers though, watch out with those shrimp. Can become a pretty expensive snack!

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I just got a mated pair of coral banded shrimp I love them they are very active and do not bother any of my other shrimps or snailsnot even my little zebra and blue leg hermits i love them i watch them all day long drives my girl nuts lol I have heard fire shrimp hide all day and you never get to see them is this true
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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If they are the only one in the tank, yes it's true, I had one and it only came out when I fed the tank. However, if you can add multiple fire shrimp to the tank...they are much more social and active.
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they dont have to be mated do they?
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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