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Old 03-08-2010, 08:21 AM   #121
 
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Ok.
Is it possible to have

A pair of scarlet cleaner shrimp
A pair of fire shrimp
A trio of pepper

in my tank( there will be a pistol shrimp)? This sounds like a lot to me, but I won't know if I don't ask.
I see no problem with seven shrimp in a 40 gallon tank. All three species are non-territorial, and overall peaceful. The "Fire" Shrimp is also called the "Blood-Red" or "Scarlet Cleaner" Shrimp. There are also "Scarlet Skunk Cleaner" Shrimp, which have the same basic fuction as the Fire Shrimp. They feed off of parasites that cling to fish, such as Ich and other nasty parasites. When they are not feeding from cleaning, they will eat anything else, such as microfauna, detritus and uneaten food. The Skunk Shrimp have a tendency to be more out in the open than the Fire Shrimp; I have had both and enjoy watching the Skunk more than the Fire Shrimp.

As far as Peppermint Shrimp go, they are really not a necessary addition to reef aquaria. Most people buy them as aiptasia control. Although sometimes a good form of aiptasia control, you have to buy them from the correct region and sometimes it takes half of a dozen or more to control it. They are a nocturnal shrimp, so you will not see them at all during the day (although sometimes they "hide" in the open if you are lucky).

What is the fish stocking list, to see if there are compatibilty issues there?
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:40 PM   #122
 
It is

A pair of clowns
a trio of bangaiis tank bred or pair of tank breds hopefully
a Yellow watchman goby w/ pistol shrimp
a firefish or royal gramma.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:09 PM   #123
 
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No problems with the fish & shrimp. Just be aware that you do not want to substitute a BiColor Pseudochromis for the Royal Gramma. Very similar looking fish, but the Bicolor Pseudo will often nip shrimp.
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:13 AM   #124
 
ok great
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:44 PM   #125
 
one or two of these fish be a good replace ment for the gramma?
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:11 PM   #126
 
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one or two of these fish be a good replace ment for the gramma?
You should be fine with just one of those. Blennies are moderate when it comes to aggression (I had a lawnmower bite me when I was siphoning out detritrus). I think he might want to tango with the Yellow Watchman, but most likely will be peaceful.
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:00 PM   #127
 
I goin to wear gloves lol they have wasp like sting with there fangs.

I don't mean to be igornant but so I couldn't get a pair.

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Old 03-10-2010, 07:27 AM   #128
 
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Yes, you should be fine with this fish. They are active and visible, but more of a rock dweller so they won't really be at odds with your current livestock. And they tend to be very sturdy fish.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:40 PM   #129
 
How many one or a pair
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:18 AM   #130
 
I think 1 will be good
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