04-16-2009, 01:16 PM
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I would think that a CBS ripping apart fish would be the exception as opposed to the rule... I've had a CBS in my tank for many months, and he leaves basically everyone alone. Never touches the fish, even leaves the crabs and snails alone, couldn't care less about them.
But, he HATES other shrimp. I put two skunk cleaners in my tank a few months back, and they lasted about a day... that was a really expensive meal I fed to my coral banded. I also put two peppermint shrimp in there early on, and one was eaten within a day. Interestingly enough, the other peppermint has survived to this day, I call him Jack Bauer because he's such a survivor and seems to be able to handle the huge CBS with no problem.
I've had fish approach the CBS and posture themselves to be cleaned, but the CBS has no interest in it. He'll put up his defensive stance, then retreat into the rockwork, leaving the fish there to wonder "what the heck??"