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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello fellow aquarist! Has anyone bought and froze starfish and cut off pieces every so often to feed their Harlequin Shrimp? Also I bought 120 cleaner shrimp for my 120 gallon tank to get down the brown algae. They have made a big difference however our sand is still streaked with brown. Is...
  2. Crustaceans
    Okay so I was up at Gerbers yesterday, just looking around and I found John there. Long time since I saw the owner. We talked a bit and he asked how my tank is doing. I mentioned the Asterina Starfish problem, and he suggested the Harlequin shrimp. I politely declined and explained their...
  3. Crustaceans
    Hi I'm new to the forum, I have a few questions about harlequin shrimp.. I love them and I have had them in the past. The first one I had got sucked into a fluval 2 gallon desktop kit's filter.. the second arrived DOA, the third lived for 1 month in the same 2 gallon.. then I upgraded to my 29...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys I'm thinking about changing my 14 gal tank. Here's what I want to do. Take out all my sand and replace it with black rock substrate, remove my current rock and put about ten pounds of the reel reef purple live rock in there, change my lights to blue and moon lights with maybe an led...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Alright I've got a 10 gallon tank and really want to start a species tank. I was originally going to try a pygmy octopus, but ended up deciding on a harlequin shrimp. I know that path ahead will be rough, but that's the fun of it. I even revived a dead thread for my hopefully not-loss-cause. I...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, so I'm thinking about getting myself a pair of harlequin shrimp from my LFS (2 for 40) and I'm just wondering how often they need a full chocolate star fish. I no u can freeze temnandngive em a an arm or led but if I give the pair a full starfish do I not need to feed them for a month...
  7. Reefing Equipment
    Hi everyone. I am new here and have owned a salt water tank before in the past which as a 50gal tall but was fish only. Looking to get into doing a nano reef tank but would want to do an all-in-one deal. After looking at various ones it seems most have an issue with temp and fans that fail...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Just trying to get some info thinking about adding a pair to my tank within the month heard they were reef safe but people were kinda skeptical about adding them with inverts
  9. General Reef Discussion
    so ive really been wanting a harl shrimp for a while now, and i dont wanna kill a star fish every week just to feed it, well this is what im wondering, i have an abundance of sea urchins in my tank, no clue what kind even, they were hitchhikers, purple spines with black body, largest one about...
  10. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Ok so i picked up one of these shrimp today and i was told to drip acclimate him and i first floated the bag for an hour now i got him on a slow drip...drip...drip for the last two hours is there any thing else that i'm suppose to do before i let him go ohh and by the way i have an 2 1/2 inch...
  11. General classifieds
    I have 2 Female Harlequin shrimp I would like to sell. I've had one since January, and the other since I believe March, and both seem fine, and would rather stock something other than 2 females. Right now only one is in the open and I have a pic below of her, the other one I saw and took a pic...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Well my cleaner shrimp gotten eaten by my scolymia, passed by the tank and saw it struggling in the scolymias mouth. It was a cool/terrible sight. Well i was thinking about changing it up a bit and was wondering if i could do a harlequin shrimp? My biocube 8's inhabitants right now are just a...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, just joined today after reading the forums here for a while. I was at the LFS today when I noticed what I originally thought was a plant, but the owner pointed out that its a Feather Starfish. I almost considered purchasing it, but I have Harlequin Shrimp, and wanted to know if anyone here...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    So, we got a harlequin shrimp about a month ago. We got him so he would eat our overpopulation of asterna starfish. The good news is the pest stars are now about 25% of that they were... yay! However, when I noticed the decline in asternas, I bought a small starfish to feed the shrimp... I...
  15. Eau Claire Reef Club (ECRC)
    Aaron I was curious on how your harlequin shrimp was doing. How do you feed it? You would think it would run out of sea stars after awhile. You could put a chocolate chip star in there with him, but that might destroy your reef before the shrimp feeds. I also heard that they will eat...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I accidentally posted this in the photography forum, but I meant to post it here. Here are some new additions (we also got a cleaner shrimp, but I haven't been able to get a good shot of him yet): sleeper banded goby Another shot of the goby harlequin shrimp
  17. Photography Forum
    Here are some new additions (we also got a cleaner shrimp, but I haven't been able to get a good shot of him yet): sleeper banded goby Another shot of the goby harlequin shrimp
  18. General Reef Discussion
    My fiance and I are going over to the LFS to purchase a harlequin shrimp today. We have an enormous overpopulation of asterna starfish in our tank (not exagerating, we have thousands) and although we have been maually removing them for weeks now, we can't even make a dent. I know that...
  19. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    I currently trade quite a bit online, but shipping is getting sooooo expensive that I'd like to find a couple of other local zoanthid enthusiasts to trade with and to start farming some rare items. this is what I'm thinking...if there are a couple of us interested then we can build a list of out...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi - I have a close up - finally. They have been identified as fromia - not a happy playmate for my soft corals :eek:
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