Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (
-   Coral and Reef Creatures (
-   -   sexy shrimp (

bobo 03-22-2008 12:22 PM

sexy shrimp
I was wondering if the cleaner(skunk) shrimp is compatible witha sexy shrimp? any ideas on that? I also have a camel shrimp in the tank but will gladly remove it to make space for the sexy shrimp.

I am building a new tank now but since the sexy shrimp are quite rare at my lfs, and he has just 2 in now i thought of growing the 2 sexy shrimp in a hatchery till they are ready to move into my seahorse tank which is in the process of being made right now. any opinions? :o

the 2 sexy shrimp are TINY in size and would make an easy meal for a juvenile lionfish (just using that as an example for size)

Cody 03-22-2008 02:36 PM

-The shrimp are compatible. But, I wouldn't put any in a tank over 10 gallons, if not 5. You wouldn't notice them in a larger tank. They also like to be in groups of 3 or more, and odd numbers help (for some reason).

gymnothorax 03-22-2008 03:33 PM

the cleaner shrimp should be fine but I would be very hesitant on mixing the sexy's with a camel, though they are normally only predatory towards polyps i would not put it past a camel shrimp to grab an unsuspecting sexy : )

bobo 03-23-2008 06:10 AM

alright so if i get 3 sexy shrimp and grow them in a hatchery, am i covered for about 2 months till my next tank is up and running?

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2