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  1. Crustaceans
    I've had a goby/pistol shrimp combo on my fish list from the start, but I'm beginning to second guess it now. If I get this combo will the Goby still go around and clean the entire sand bed or will it just stay with the pistol shrimp (assuming they pair) and not stray far from one another...
  2. Crustaceans
    I recently got a peppermint shrimp for aiptasia control. After going out for dinner, this is what I saw a mere three hours after adding it to the tank. Anyone else seen this happen?
  3. Crustaceans
    In the past two days I've noticed my shrimp are sort of acting funny. I have 2 peppermint shrimp, some hermits and snails, and a damsel. I think it is because I significantly decreased the amount of food I've been feeding. I had a huugeeee nitrate problem after I moved my tank (it was in the...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! I received my bi-monthly live food shipment in the mail and to my surprise they had sent me a bunch of stuff I did not order. They told me to keep it free of charge as it was their error so I now have a frag with like 10 zoas, a purple whip, 6 peppermint shrimps and several...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! So today I brought home a frogspawn and put it in my tank. Almost instantly my peppermint shrimp starting attacking it and eating it! I then started to scare him away from it, but he just kept returning and trying to eat it. I then moved the frogspawn, and it seems like he wasn't...
  6. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    I got a small population of Peppermint Shrimp, and without a doube some were female and noticed some are carrying eggs within their tail. That got me to wondering how Peppermint Shrimp are successfully bred. I know they are breed in captivity, but can anyone give any details as to doing so?
  7. Crustaceans
    My desire for Liverock has gotten the better of me, and this is no secret. I made threads before about the hitchhikers I have, and one of them are of course Aiptasia Anemones. I already wiped out a good portion with Kalkwasser and a needle(Which now is clogged and useless to me...) and so far it...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    This is going to sound kind of wrong but, how do you kill a peppermint shrimp? Lol is there a fish I can buy that will eat it ? Im having issues with this guy, he's been pecking at my GSP that hadn't opened yet, he killed and ate a different peppermint shrimp I attempted to add to the tank, and...
  9. Crustaceans
    So I have 4 peppermint shrimp and on Christmas noticed that 2 of them are full with eggs. Not sure what to do.I have 2 clowns 2 green chromis copper band yellow tang and a cleaner wrasse I have a 55 gal tank but don't have any other tanks.thought about putting them in a breeder net that you...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So the other day I went to my lfs in search of a peppermint shrimp for my aiptasia. I had bought a royal gramma, yellow clown goby, and a Galaxea from him that has all died. I told him about my tank and what's going on and he gave me great advice. So I grabbed a shrimp and a KH test and both...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, So I just got back from my LFS with my first set of livestock for my new tank. I'm new to all this. I got two O.Clowns 4 hermits and 3 peppermint shrimp. I'm currently acclimating them. On my biggest shrimp there is a tumor looking thing on the right side of the carapace (the head...
  12. Tank Specs
    Someone Please help me, Tell me if you can a Peppermint Shrimp and a Niger Trigger live in a 90 gallon tank together. I have a problem with aptasia's and want the peppertmint shrimp for that.:confused: __________________
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have a small colony of zoas in my tank, I have a peppermint shrimp in the same tank as well, I've seen the shrimp crawling around on the colony, is he trying to eat them? Will he?
  14. Crustaceans
    We have a peppermint shrimp and a cleaner shrimp. Was it a bad idea to get both? We got the peppermint shrimp first and when we got the cleaner shrimp (about 2 weeks later) the guy at the shop said it would be ok. We haven't seem them actively fight but our peppermint shrimp seems to be...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone ever seen a Peppermint Shrimp clean any of their fish before? I have a Peppermint Shrimp and a Royal Gramma that live in spots of Live Rock that are very close to each other. I've seen the Peppermint shrimp "clean" the Royal Gramma now a few times. At first I thought I just saw the RG...
  16. Marine Depot
    Even though you may have a small arsenal of aquarium maintenance tools and all the filtration equipment you could possibly fit in and around your system, there are still going to be areas inside your tank that you cannot reach or get clean enough. Fortunately, there are a bunch of cool little...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Today I picked up an LTA from my LFS. After a year with this tank, I figured I was ready. Now it's in my tank, is not attached to anything and slightly closed up, as I would expect a new addition. However, my peppermint shrimp and bigger tomato clown seem to think it's food. They look like...
  18. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I had some Aiptasia that looked like the "standard" aiptasia you see all over the place online. One color, long tentacle, etc. I got some peppermint shrimp and they were gone in less than a week. At the same time, I also had some purple anemones with much shorter "tentacles" and a bright...
  19. Crustaceans
    I just bought two peppermint shrimp yesterday morning at my LFS to get rid of the aptasia in my tank, and I haven't seen them since yesterday afternoon. Should I be worried that they are dead, or are they just really good at hiding?????
  20. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hello everyone. It has been awhile. My tank is a 144g bowfront reef tank. I currently have an aptaisia infestation. I see about 200 of them med and med/large. That's not counting the tiny ones nor the ones I can't see (obviously). It's getting out of hand and driving me mad. Aptasia x is...
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