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I have heard conflicting stories about keeping a cleaner shrimp with angels. I have a Coral Beauty and a Royal Gramma in my 55g reef which has settled down quite nicely since we moved in February.:) I would like to add a cleaner shrimp and maybe some Peppermints but am not sure if they would end up being lunch for the CB. Many of the books I read say it should be fine but I also read posts on sites like this one that say otherwise.:( Can anybody out there sway me one way or the other?:confused:
 
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i have a cb and a cleaner, they get along great, i also have a pistol, 3 peperment a blood and a cbs theres no problem keeping them with cb
 

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thanks mnreefman. By cbs you mean coral banded shrimp? If so, I thought they don't play nice with other shrimp. I had a coral banded for a couple of years but was afraid to add any other type of shrimp. I know two bandeds are not a good idea.
 

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I would steer clear of the coral banded. Some are fine, but the majority have a bad disposition. I had one in my tank that would attack my Sargassum Trigger and other inhabitants.
 

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I have a coral banded (that is 3 years old- so he has really nice pinchers), 3 peppermints and a cleaner all living happily in my 65. There is a flame angel in there also - and the cleaner and he get along great - in fact I think the angel enjoys getting "picked" over once in a while from the cleaner.
 

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Thanks everyone for the input.
Sounds like the cleaner at the lfs is going to have a new home... and maybe some new friends.
 

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i THINK that when they refer to angels and shrimp, they are referring to "full" angels.

CB's are dwarf angels.

i have a CB and a peppermint in the same tank, and it has never once bothered the pep.
 

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I agree with Jay, they are most likely referring to non-dwarf angels. I have a potters angel, flame angel, two cleaner shrimp and one coral banded shrimp in my 60g reef and they all get along.
 
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