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Old 10-04-2015, 02:29 PM   #1
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Blood shrimp and crab compatibility question

I have a 75g FOWLR system. Used to have one blood shrimp, very beautiful but hid a lot in the rocks. Was thinking of getting maybe 2 this time.. Would they end up getting more social and come out more if I paired them up?

Also I used to have a few small hermit crabs. Seems like after a while - 1-2 years they sort of die off, possibly from eating each other? Maybe during molting periods? I think this is how I lost my shrimp.

I'd like to keep one or the other or both and have them all be cool with each other.

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Old 10-04-2015, 04:34 PM   #2
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my fire shrimp isn't as social as my scarlet reef shrimp they get along with about everything in my tank I have all types of crabs also a lobster but things get along fine

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Generally, these are much more private than skunk cleaners. You might get a few of them and all of them hide. Are you making sure these creatures have enough to eat? I know many folks who just think they will find food on the rocks or something, but Judging by those pictures you posted, those rocks look like there isn't much to eat on them. If I am keeping nutrient levels down and cutting back on feeding, I would hand feed my shrimp, just to be sure they are definitely getting something and not missing out because the fish picked everything off before it hit the sand.
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I recently added one to my tank. There was already a pair of cleaner shrimp (they rule the tank...LOL)
a female camel shrimp, an emerald crab and 3-4 hermits.
The first day the camel shrimp and the fire shrimp had a squabble over a rock overhang and the fire shrimp lost one claw in the scuffle. But now they have all settled down and no more actual fights, just the occasional "GET OUTA MY YARD!" type of stuff.

The fire shrimp has molted once and has this ridiculous "baby arm" claw now, just hoping it will grow back to full size over the next few molts.
I'm lucky in that this guy isn't extremely bashful and often cruises around and definitely isn't shy or timid when it comes to feeding time.......LOL
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