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Old 07-08-2008, 01:30 PM   #1
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Question Are all shrimps compatible with eachother?

I like the cleaner shrimp.... My pet store has the Peppermint shrimp in abundance and cheap, so I was thinking of those two types??
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Those will work together. But to answer your 1st question, not all shrimp are compatible. Check out mantis shrimp, not very compatible with other critters....
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I'll second Scott's statement and add that Coral Banded Shrimp are not a good choice if you plan to have other shrimp.
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Ok, I think Ill stick to the cleaner, and the peppermint-those ones are small, Ill prob. get 2..
I still like the idea of the Goby. I was thinking of the yellow watchman to pair up with the shrimp hopefully...or maybe I should get a pistol shrimp for that reason?
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Here are some suggestions for pistol gobies.
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If you do decide to go with the watchman goby and pistol shrimp I would suggest you buy them at the same time. In my experience, they are more likely to pair up together if they are introduced together. I've never had a watchman goby pair up with a cleaner or peppermint shrimp though. But then again, maybe that was just the watchman gobies that I've had over the years.
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I have two peppermint and one cleaner shrimp. They tolerate each other very well. The only time the cleaner shrimp is 'agressive' toward the pepperment is when theres food around. Then again all he'll do is try and 'whip' the pepperments with his antennae then they swim away.. kinda comical. I just try to feed opposite ends of the tank when I do give them something. Other than that, they really could care less about each other.
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Do you have to feed the shrimp something special? What do they like?
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They will the left overs the other critters don't eat.
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Thats what I figured. Hey Ive been looking at the packs they sell online at live aquaria with the snails, shrimp, crabs.... one has those and another has snails and starfish.. Would it be a good idea to get 2 of those packs in the future, or would it be too much for a 50gal?
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