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flamingonhot 12-01-2005 09:20 PM

I hate coral banded shrimp...
Like the title says!

1. It ate half of my scooter dragonet a while back
2. It swims to the surface and rips teh flakes from my clownfishes mouth!
3. It rips my fishes fins.
4. I was doing a little cleaning of my tnak and it attacked me!

Anyone else have an annoying cbs like this? My lfs has a few and they look so peaceful and hes never had any trouble with them from what he told me...

Im abot ready to smash mine with a hammer...once I get a chance to go abck to that lfs it's gone...

Brenden 12-01-2005 10:43 PM

I say introduce it to cocktail sauce. :D

TeenReefer 12-01-2005 11:30 PM

Trade it in for a peppermint shrimp or two instead. Mine (Jacques) is very playful and peaceful! Very enjoyable to watch him.

Phyl 12-02-2005 12:31 AM

I like the skunks better. My peppermints hide more often than not. As for the CBS, I've heard enough bad stuff about them that I wouldn't be inclined to get one, no matter how cool they might look!

vertex 12-02-2005 01:20 AM

My CBS is awesome. Never bothers anything exact my arm (don't get too close!!) but it will definitely defend himself. Never comes to the surface to get food either. The worse thing he ever does is steal food from the anenomes and sometimes the brain coral. Otherwise, all good. Only bad things, is not that active, hides out a lot...

Brenden 12-02-2005 07:15 AM

My skunk cleaners are a pest if I try to target feed a coral etc. I hit and chase them away with a dial rod and they come right back. :evil: I kind of wish I only had 3 or 4 instead of 10. They do a good job of keeping the tank clean though.

StripesTheEel 12-02-2005 07:52 AM

every fish and invert has theyre own personalities. unfortunate u got a bad egg this time around..

dianeww 12-02-2005 08:32 AM

My CBS is the best one ever, I believe! Knowing he's king of the tank, he parades back and forth in front and across the rocks all day long, showing off. He has never bothered a soul: no fish, no invert, no hands! Love him to pieces!

BTW, we also have a skunk cleaner shrimp and five peppermints. The peppermints are getting big...for some reason I thought they stayed under an inch or so. Wrong! All are active and visible most of the time. I like the shrimp just as well as the fish, if not more sometimes! I'd also like to add a fire shrimp. What brilliant color!

lando 12-02-2005 05:44 PM

Mine is great. It does not bother anything. In fact, it likes to clean my copperband butterfly. Sounds like you may have gotten one that is a bit sassy.
See if the LFS will trade you for a fire shrimp or a skunk cleaner.

flamingonhot 12-05-2005 11:46 AM

I'll have to see. He may not since he sells his shrimp for like 35 grubber......

I would love to trade it in. It ticks me off all the time now...
It's kind of sad when it swims to the top of the water and steals the flakes lol.

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