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Old 11-03-2012, 07:47 AM   #41
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Mine seems to leave my snails and hermit crabs alone, but I had 2 emerald crabs..... Had 2 of them
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:43 AM   #42
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Their natural diet mainly consists of crustaceans so yeah your cleaner shrimp is a tasty looking meal for one, but I wave also heard stories of them turning on smaller fish if not fed enough. I have a small sixline wrasse and Ocellaris Clown and blue damsel and coral beauty and he has never shown aggression towards any of them. So who knows every fish is different, you may not have any problems with your cleaner shrimp but I'm just saying don't be surprised if he dos make a snack out of him.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:58 PM   #43
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I have a snowflake who does not mess with my coral banded shrimp but any other shrimp gone in 24 hours maybe cause he was a juvenile and introduced at the same time...
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:19 PM   #44
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Be careful there. Mine was the same when young but turned when he matured a bit. Ended up eating a clown and fairy wrasse one night. U may think there all friends but if a snowflake is hungry u never know what he will do.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:21 AM   #45
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So if I wanted to keep a snow flake eel, and royal grammar, 2 fire fish, 2 clownish, 1bluetang, and just kept the snowflake eel VERY WELL FED. Then everyone would be fine right? I do 10% water changes each week with red Sea coral pro salt and I have a protein skimmer and uv sterilizer.. Could I remove my Marineland 350 filter that has carbon in it?
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:41 AM   #46
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I've had my snowflake for about 2 months, the only time I have seen him even notice the other fish in the tank is when I first put him in and my blue damsel and coral beauty were tail smacking him and he opened his mouth and kinda shook it from side to side. Never done it again and the Damsel and Beauty still do it from time to time, now he just ignores them. I feed him 3-5 pieces of diced flounder every day or two, if he's not hungry he won't take it otherwise I can get him to put his head out of the water to take it from my hand. Watch hand feeding though, they are very blind and I have been bitten multiple times, at 12" he's not really doing much damage but I can imagine a larger snowflake may not feel so good latched to your finger. I was also told never to feed live fish to him as that may start him attacking fish in the tank, obviously if he won't eat anything else at first then you don't really have an option until you ween him off live. I don't know the truth behind that, seems believable to myself so I don't feed my snowflake live. Hope this has been helpful and don't underestimate the escape artist, I did... 3 times, I just got lucky.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:19 PM   #47
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I feed mine frozen squid and live ghost shrimp. I alternate every 2-3 days.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:57 PM   #48
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Cool thanks guys! I will take your suggestions into consideration:-! Hopefully mine won't try to commit suicide... ;(
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:47 PM   #49
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Good luck, show us pics when you get it!
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:03 PM   #50
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I've been working on a 160 gallon and I was wanting one but Idk now. Congratulations on finding him alive. That's awesome
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