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Old 04-16-2014, 11:42 PM   #1
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Mysis shrimp running around!!!

I found mysis shrimp in my tank a while back but I didn't see very many of them now I'm seeing a ton of them run around and I was just curious but what exactly eats Mysis shrimp??? Is there a fish or crab I could get to control the population???
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:13 AM   #2
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Mysis shrimp running around!!!

Almost all fish eat mysis shrimp. We should all be so lucky to have a population of mysis shrimp in our tank.
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:58 AM   #3
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They're kinda cool I like them but the population is going crazy
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:12 PM   #4
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What do you have in the tank now? How big is the tank?

I would suggest something that will pick at your rocks all day if you really want to get the population down. Everything in my tank eats the frozen mysis shrimp.

I have a Yellow Tang, Yellow Eye Tang, Black Clown Fish, Blue Spotted Toby, Coral Beauty, and a lunare wrasse. I also got a Long Spine Sea Urchin.

If this is in your 40 gallon tank, I would suggest a 6 line wrasse. I would be cautious because they can be punks, but I had one in my 30 gallon tank and he was never a punk. The only dumb thing he did was jump out of my tank and die. :-(
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lucky guy haha, i feed corals mysis and even my shrimp like it which is really creepy.
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I want to start a population of pods in my wet/dry. If you were to get something that could keep your guys alive without predators so they can populate more and be sucked up into your main tank for food, I would suggest a Mandarin!

So he the Mandarin will always have a constant food supply and won't starve to death in your tank.
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Yes it is my 40 and it should be fine in my tank as I have a snowflake eel two clowns an a starfish
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Wish i had a big population of live mysis in my tank! Heck i dont even have one live mysis shrimp lol. How did this start? Did you introduce live mysis into your tank at some point?
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Baron1282 did you convert your wet/dry into a refugium/sump?
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No I honestly didn't even know what they were when I saw them I had to research the things in my tank because I was so confused and thought it was a parasite they just hitch hiked right on into my tank along with a pistol shrimp peanut worm a really cool snail and a Oenone fulgida worm that I can't get out
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