Boxer Shrimp

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  1. aminyassien

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    hi everybody

    sorry for disturbing

    i bought a boxer shrimp (coral banded shrimp)

    is it harmful for the fish or the other cleaner shrimp?

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    cause i feel it is a bully >

    please advice

    Amin
     
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  3. chikaboo

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    Very cool creatures - but they are dodgy characters when their size permits - they are not anymore harmfull than any other sea creature but certainly if its troubling the tank mates it needs to go as with any "new" tank mate.... maybe get a "smaller sized" one but as they grow there's bound to be power struuggles
     
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    I had 2 cleaners and a boxing in a 4ft tank, each species had their own cave.
    When fish came near the boxing shrimp he chased them away, as well as the cleaners. Never looked like he tried to catch them.
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  5. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    They can be a bit of a bully sometimes but they seem to just try to scare away other fish, I had one that would occasionally catch on to the fins of some of my fish, but the fish would just break away and not be harmed.
     
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    Boxers are very cool creatures.. If you see that its causing damage then maybe replace it with a smaller one. But they usually just try to scare other marine live away from their hide out spot.;)
     
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    i think all round it is better to go for the smaller tips of coral banded shrimp
    the ones with blue or yellow belly's sty smaller
     
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    it is not that big it is even smaller than th cleaner shrimps i have .

    it seems so because today i watched it staying calmly

    thanks for your help

    i like this shrimp it is even more beutifull than cleaner

    thanks a lot
     
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    I have a breeding pair in the dt, and they are fine. One of them is real big also. They do try and catch the other shrimp and all the fish the whole time, but they are so slow and dumb that they wont catch anything. You should hand feed them so that they get food. When i feed the nemmies, i feed them too, they come out as soon as i lift the lid, then they come to my hand to take their supper. It is cool to watch when they tame. I also got them in the sump, and there is lots of fish their too, and all is fine. Dont keep more than one, unless they been caught as a pair
     
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    Thanks for you
     
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