Zoos, Palys, and Peppermint shrimp

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  1. jrwoltman

    jrwoltman Skunk Shrimp

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    Ok, ok, I know that many of you already know this, but for those who don't, heed my warning. I have never been able to keep zoos, I thought it was some weird parameter that was out of whack. Boy, was I wrong!!! I hooked up with Gazog today, who was kind enough to sell me some frags and he sold me an awesome little paly frag. Lo and behold, I just went to check on the tank and this little bastard peppermint shrimp was on the paly frag and was attacking it. He will die!!! Wish me luck. The moral of my sorry story; peppermint shrimp+ zoos/paly=frustration/angst/wasted money.
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Peps go rogue if they do not have enough to eat.
     
  4. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Best of luck. Sorry to hear also.
     
  5. Triggerfish

    Triggerfish Ritteri Anemone

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    Are you sure it's a peppermint shrimp not a camel shrimp? I thought peppermint shrimp were reef safe.
     
  6. capesurfer212

    capesurfer212 Plankton

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    i have heard horror storys about peps and zoas
     
  7. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    peppermint shrimp are terrible, they eat LPS and softies HARD. I had four, one died from eating too much frogspawn, another got banished, one died from being convienent, and the last disappeared, but he was the one that didnt eat my coral so i was sad. Dont get them lol
     
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  9. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    I have 5 in my 75 and don't have a problem. Yet...maybe the mystery wrasse I plan on ordering will take care of that.
     
  10. jrwoltman

    jrwoltman Skunk Shrimp

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    Do wrasse eat peppermint shrimp? If so, I think I am going to get a school to hunt this bastard down.
     
  11. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    i had a big blenny that im pretty sure killed all my shrimp
     
  12. Jay Reef

    Jay Reef Feather Duster

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    I have three peppermint shrimp in my 75. I had an aptasia problem a couple months back, they took care of it. They dont really pick at my corals except the cuttings that get away from me when im pruning my xenia. I just let them eat it.