Camel Shrimp Nuisance

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by AntS, 21 Jun 2010.

  1. AntS

    AntS

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    Hi guys,

    Bought a dancing camel shrimp back in April, lately i notice that its picking at all of my corals, more specifically on the meaty parts of the LPS - open brain, blastomusa and candy cane, as well my zoas.

    I'd like to catch in and remove it from the tank - however I have a small TL-450, which is already pretty crowed with LR and coral.

    Any ideas on how to catch it, or stop it from picking on my corals?

    R80 shrimp eating R500 corals, the shrimp can go
     
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  3. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Try to trap it in some way with a piece of fish. Make a cage with plastic mesh and a stick with a rope, when shrimp inside, pull rope - like catching a bird :p
    The glass trap works with crabs, not shrimps cause they swim :(
     
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    These shrimps are well known to pick at corals. Still can't understand why the LFS's selling them.
     
  5. MistaOrange

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    As Tobes said make a fish trap. I have several camel back shrimp for several years & they haven't bothered any of my coral so far.
     
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