Are peppermint shrimp reef safe?

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by sssnake, Jan 9, 2007.

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  1. GreyGhost

    GreyGhost Purple Spiny Lobster

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    They are very reef safe and only eat the dead and/or dying.
     
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  3. GreyGhost

    GreyGhost Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Your fish wont eat em and your slightly overstocked.
     
  4. mattheuw1

    mattheuw1 Montipora Capricornis

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    I have always kept them until I saw one of them eating a chunk of my frogspawn. Frogspawn was healthy and still is today. Now my clowns host it and gaurd it from the peps. They will eat meaty tissue from things they like. You can't expect them to only eat aiptasia when a lot of other coral probably tastes the same.
     
  5. drew3

    drew3 Blue Ringed Angel

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    ya i common confusion is they think there peppermint shrimps but there actually camel shrimps. I had three of them and there so cool when you feed them they sway back and forth kinda like a chameleon
     
  6. mikeHVAC

    mikeHVAC Spaghetti Worm

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    I had problems with 2 of mine(separate occasions), i would catch it eating my ricordea. And it was just a nibble they were full on eating it, they were also picking at my zoas. this was over a month ago and ever since i took them out and brought them back my ricordea is doing veryy well.

    And Noooooo they were not camel shrimp
     
  7. bsweezy

    bsweezy Skunk Shrimp

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    not true my frogspawn was very healthy
     
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  9. mattheuw1

    mattheuw1 Montipora Capricornis

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    you had a prob with frogspawn too? I have heard of one other incident other than mine.
     
  10. bsweezy

    bsweezy Skunk Shrimp

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    yea but that was in my 30gal. in my 160gal i have like 20+ and no prob!
     
  11. Screwtape

    Screwtape Tonozukai Fairy Wrasse

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    This is a bit old but since it got revived I'd like to throw my 2c in too.

    I had problems with peppermint shrimp (definitely, not camels) digging food from inside my duncans after they had eaten, which caused them to never open up. I had to sump them after that and the duncans then opened up normally. I couldn't feed the peppermints enough to stop them from digging in the duncans. I could give them each a bunch of food to eat, then feed my duncans and 30 mins or an hour later I would see one digging in the closed polyp.
     
  12. loneracer05

    loneracer05 Clown Trigger

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    these fish are all small fish the clowns may be considered medium in clown size but i am planning a big upgrade in the very near future .( my parents said if i clean out the basement i can put wat ever i want down there... mabe a 1000 gal lol jkjk probly like a 300 or something along that size)