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Old 12/20/2007, 10:21 PM
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Coral Banded Shrimp

i have a 120g reef thank, with a bunch of snails, hermits, some feather dusters, 2 cleaner shrimp. i really want to get a coral banded shrimp. i have heard that they will kill other shrimp and inverts. but on every site i see it says that they are peacefull and reef safe. anyone have any experience with this? Thanks!
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Old 12/20/2007, 10:33 PM
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Coral Banded Shrimp may attack shrimps, worms, feather dusters, hermit crabs, anemones, corals, snails and other crustaceans. They can even act aggressively to smaller fish. The larger they get the more trouble they can be.

With that said I know plenty of people who have kept them in a reef. The key is to keep them well fed and watch them at night to see if they are feeding on things you don't want them to.
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Old 12/20/2007, 10:39 PM
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they will definitly go after your other shrimp mine killed any shrimp i put in the tank.
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Old 12/20/2007, 10:58 PM
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They can be buggers.
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Old 12/21/2007, 12:24 AM
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mine's acts aggressive towards my fish but only cuz he likes his space, never hurts anything. i love him, can't imagine my tank without him and i only have a 30g
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Old 12/21/2007, 12:32 AM
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Also if you make a nice cave for it the shrimp will pretty much stay there, even at night, especially if you keep food coming its way. In a 120 what may happen is your other shrimp will stay at the opposite end of the tank.
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Old 12/21/2007, 01:44 PM
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i also have feathers and hermits, snails, will he bother them too?
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Old 12/21/2007, 02:02 PM
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I have a snail, and some small feather dusters. My banded shrimp has gotten pretty big, and has never bothered anyone.
maybe it's just a matter of time haha
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Old 12/21/2007, 02:07 PM
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I have a big one in a 28 gallon and he has never hurt anything. I have many snails, hermits, etc. He does pinch the fish when they get too close, but he's not trying to eat them.
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Old 12/21/2007, 02:10 PM
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they will definitly go after your other shrimp mine killed any shrimp i put in the tank.
definitely???? i have mine with 2 cleaners
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Old 12/21/2007, 02:14 PM
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keep them well fed (every 2 days) or they will attack inverts i have 1 in my 65 gal. and he's fine.
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Old 12/21/2007, 02:30 PM
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I have 2 of them. One in my 75gal and it hasn't bothered anything, there are 2 peppermint shrimp, a pistol shrimp, a sally lightfoot, and all kinds of hermits.

The other is in my Nano, it has nipped at a fish once or twice, and has killed all my turbos, but it is the most interesting inhabitant in the tank. On its last molt is lost one of its big claws, so now it isn't going to be doing much damage to anything for a while.

In a 120 you should be perfectly fine, from my experience the more space they have, the better.
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Old 12/21/2007, 02:47 PM
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Had mine bout 3 weeks, killed and ate(I watched him)3 of my cleaner shrimp. IMO stay clear! If you want, try fire shrimp,IMO.
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Old 12/21/2007, 02:56 PM
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Do your self a favor and forget about this bastard.
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Old 12/21/2007, 03:04 PM
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Re: Coral Banded Shrimp

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i have a 120g reef thank, with a bunch of snails, hermits, some feather dusters, 2 cleaner shrimp. i really want to get a coral banded shrimp. i have heard that they will kill other shrimp and inverts. but on every site i see it says that they are peacefull and reef safe. anyone have any experience with this? Thanks!
Mine is really peaceful. I have 3 peppermint, 1 skunk, 1 Pistol, 1 saly lightfoot and some scarlet hermits. My CBS is 4 inches long and he is peaceful so far. I have had him 6 months and no problems.
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Old 12/21/2007, 03:08 PM
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I have one in my 24 and he shares his cave with my purple firefish
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Old 12/21/2007, 04:15 PM
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in some of my reading i saw that the fire shrimp are mean too, or at least to corals?
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Old 12/21/2007, 04:21 PM
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I have 2 in my reef, never a problem. I feed them fish or Krill in the morning. I also have Cleaners, Peppermints, Hermits, and Snails without issue.
They mostly eat worms and small things from the rock.
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Old 12/21/2007, 04:27 PM
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They will hunt and kill fish, let alone snails. They really are not for community reefs.
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Old 12/21/2007, 05:48 PM
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I have one in my 90. He is very peaceful and minds his own business. The only time he tries to grab a fish or other crab is if they swim too close to him. No worries, the fish are faster.
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