Thread: Shrimp combatibility
03-31-2012, 01:50 AM #1
We are interested in adding a Skunk Cleaner Shrimp to our reef but we already have a big Coral Banded Shrimp. The Coral Banded runs our reef, he thinks he is the boss! He is not too aggresive but we suspect he may have had something to do with our Arrow Crab's demise. Anyone have luck keeping these two types of shrimp in the same tank? I know that pretty much all shrimp will get along but at $45/cleaner shrimp at our LFS I figure I'd ask first.
Our reef is a 100g with tons of LR so there is no real concern about lack of space.100g Reef
03-31-2012, 02:31 AM #2
I've read that coral banded shrimp will make short work of cleaner shrimp. But I have no first hand experiance tho.
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03-31-2012, 03:13 AM #3
That is what I figured! Anyone have a success story?100g Reef
04-03-2012, 03:51 PM #4
CB shrimp are predators. Cleaners are prey. I'm pretty sure there aren't any success stories.I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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