Blood Red Fire Shrimp

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by ZeroCool, 14 Aug 2009.

  1. ZeroCool

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    Good morning everyone ...

    Last week i bought a "Blood Red Fire Shrimp".

    My question for the guy mentioned, is he "hermit" safe.

    Reason for asking ... I had 3 hermits ... last night, checking the tank out, I saw just 2, and 1 empty shell.

    :(
     
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  5. ZeroCool

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    I did ... all they say, they are reef safe, when something come into their space, they will get aggresive.

    I just wanted to know from other who has the same type of shrimp, what their views / experiences are.

    thanks
     
  6. Kunhardt

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    What are the size differences between your hermits Zero? Do you have any empty shells in the tank? I ask this because hermits will fight with each other for shells if they start to out grow their current one.
     
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    Maybe the hermit got in it's space. :lol:

    As far as I know they are as reef safe as boxer shrimps.
     
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    well, i had 3 ... 2 small ones ... and 1 med to large one. but the large one isn't aggresive @ all.

    one of the smaller ones are just "gone" ...
     
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    err you may wanna seriously reconsider that one lol i had a huge boxer in my tank for two years which nipped my tangs and other fish and even ate a cleaner shrimp :lol:(caught him with half of it sticking out his mouth!:( ) i hate those buggers wanted to squash the damn thing! lol lucky for him i did not but changed him at my LFS for a cleaner.

    As for the blood red cleaner shrimp(the one with white sox right?) well its very very reef safe even my skunk cleaners chase him away.they will not harm your hermits,something else took your hermit out or it died due to lack of food or water conditions etc.
     
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    Is amazing how the same shrimp can be so different from person to person. My boxer shrimp is so slow it isn't even funny. He tries to catch my cleaner but never gets it right. The one day he did though and it looked like he was hugging the cleaner shrimp but the boxer is soo stupid he didn't know what to do and let it go. On the other hand my fire cracker shrimp chases my cleaners around the tank...

    I do agree though and say it wasn't the shrimp that killed your hermit, it was that huge hermit you have in your tank...
     
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    And just another thing, I really think cleaner shrimp should be classified as "Not reef safe". They constantly walking over my corals and irritating them. Also when ever I feed my corals they go digging inside the corals mouth to fetch food. They really piss me off...
     
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    I also have a red fire shrimp with 3 red legged hermits and he is not in the least bit interested in them. He chased my cleaner shrimp around for a day or two until they have sorted out their territory and now they live in harmony together.
     
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    Also have the red shrimp with hermits. 100% safe... he even does the cleaner shrimp job of cleaning my fish.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Thats weird. My red shrimp also loves cleaning my yellow watchman goby but the minute a cleaner shrimp tries to clean him, he quickly hides...
     
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    They are cleaner shrimp, just not the skunk variety. Apparently they dont always clean fish in captivity so its pretty cool that yours does. :)
     
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    That's funny I have a mother of a boxer shrimp and had no problems with it. Sorry to hear. :(
     
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    probably just a personality thing,lol power(them huge claws) can corrupt:yeahdude:
     
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