?canibal peppermint shrimp

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by Ko-Wa-Ci, Jul 8, 2016.

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  1. Ko-Wa-Ci

    Ko-Wa-Ci Plankton

    Jul 8, 2016
    I have a 40 gal tank. I started with 4 peppermints. I now only have 1. It is a peaceful tank so I very much doubt a fish killed them. I have read of peppermints attacking and eating each other, though have never had this issue in my 15 gal. My main question is....... If I add new peppermints is this guy likely to wipe them out also? Or should I get a cleaner shrimp instead?
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  3. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

    Sep 23, 2015
    I'm not sure on that, but I do know that my peppermint really annoyed my coral. I gave it away...

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  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I have 6 peppermints that I bought from Ibluewater.com about 9 months ago. They do fight at feeding time but I still have the same six and they are rather large now. Not one Aiptasia in my tank, so I am happy. They really need to be feed heavily once a day or else they will go after corals, thus far I have not had a coral issue but I have had them go rouge in the past.
    Make sure you're replenishing trace elements with water changes so molts do not go bad.
  5. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

    Oct 24, 2010
    Dunnellon, Florida
    Can you list which fish you have?