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seba 03-18-2008 07:30 AM

fire shrimp & cleaner shrimp
Hey guys can I keep a fire shrimp and a cleaner shrimp in a 60 gal (eventually reef) tank, i love them both.

Cody 03-18-2008 09:17 AM

You might be able to. The fire is very territorial among other shrimps, but it should only take up a small area that should be its territory. The Cleaner would go all around the tank, and if it invaded the territory, the Fire would run him off.

Since you tank is of a decent sized, it may work.But you would have to take caution to the Cleaner. Some one else with better experience may confirm this.

gymnothorax 03-18-2008 11:03 AM

Fire shrimp and cleaners should coexist without a problem : )

seba 03-18-2008 12:03 PM

Thank you, just got a fire shrimp couple days ago seen him molt/shed its skin, cool sight, what do they love to eat? I know they will eat leftover food that falls on the sand.

Will the fire shrimp become more visible in the future? keeps on hidding under rocks unless it senses food, then it will come out.

gymnothorax 03-18-2008 12:21 PM

In all honesty, I have rarely seen a fire shrimp turn down any meal, so you can pretty much feed them what you wish. Once he is a little more settled in he will spend alot more time in full view, he's just timid after transfer right now

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