Fire Shrimp

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  1. Garethr

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    Hey Guys,

    I bought a Fire shrimp yesturday the LFS told me that they are rare and peacefull ...
    My question is he is massive about 5cm long and is the biggest thing in my tank (boyu TL550)
    and im worried he attacks my little guys ... would he ? I have seen forums when i did a search saying that they attack fire gobies ?

    I also have very small:
    3 clown fish 4cm
    1 Bangai tiny
    1 fire gobie 4 cm
    1 devided wrass 4cm
    1 cleaner shrimp 3cm

    My other question is , will the fish in my tank will live in harmony ?

    Thanks
     
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    Hi Gareth,
    Welcome to MASA, i've not heard of fire shrimps attacking, boxer shrimps yes, but fire shrimp no, they are a type of cleanershrimp so they should be beneficial to the fish in your tank.
     
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    Thanks Mike what do you think of the fish in my tank ?

    will they live peacefully together ?

    any suggestions

    Thanks
     
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    They might be a little crowded, i would look to upgrade to a larger tank if possible.

    What species of clowns do you have?

    Do you test your tank water? if yes, for what?

    I hope you don't mind the questions:)
     
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    I test for PH, Alk,amounium ,nitrate,nitrite,sg,temp and calcium ...

    My tank is a couple days short of six weeks old .
    standard clowns Amphiprion ocellaris Why ?

    My tank is 135Ltrs ,is that still small ?
    I am also in about 2 weeks want to start adding colour (shrooms etc...)
    Will I be able to with all that fish ?

    Thanks
     
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    Wow, you have moved very quickly for a 6 week old tank, have all the tests come back right?

    I just wondered as some of the clown species can get quite big, the oscellaris are probably the most peaceful, so no probs.

    The tank is quite small for that many fish, you will need to ensure your husbandry is spot on.

    Adding corals won't affect your perameters, and will look good too.
     
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    Thanks man i think what helped alot was I got matured water and cured rock as it stands Im on the follwing ...

    Yes I do it digitly :)

    Do you think im rushing ??

    Specific Gravity

    Temperature

    pH

    Alkalinity
    KH
    Ammonia (NH3)

    Nitrite (NO2)

    Nitrate -
    Nitrogen (NO3)

    Phosphate (PO4)

    Calcium

    Magnesium

    1.025
    26.D/C
    8.1
    7 dKH
    Near Zero
    Near Zero
    0 ppm
    0.13 ppm
    400 ppm
    1200 ppm
     
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    sorry that came out all wrong...

    Specific Gravity 1024

    Temperature 26


    pH 8.1

    Alkalinity 7
    KH
    Ammonia (NH3)0

    Nitrite (NO2)0

    Nitrate -0
    Nitrogen (NO3)

    Phosphate (PO4)0.1

    Calcium 380

    Magnesium 1200
     
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    Getting mature water and rock should prevent a cycle, but from your results it looks like you have a mini cycle going on due to moving the rocks i would imagine (you can unlock trpped detritus) but not to worry.

    Do you run a phosphate remover? you should do, prevention is better than cure and P04 is lethal to fish and inverts.

    You carbonate hardnees is a little low, but the calc and mag are fine so be careful if you try to adjust it.

    Looks go though mate, have fun.

    P.s. we like pictures ;)
     
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