Glass Shrimp. Good or Bad guy

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  1. RiaanP

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    I'm down in Margate. Yeah.

    Snorkel in a tidal pool in front of Manaba this morning, freezed myself. Water is 20C and wind is not warmer either. Anyway, I caught a Glass shrimp in the pool. Nice looking.

    Question, how good do they behave themselves? I'm going back tomorrow. And I got all the goodies to be able to get it to Pretoria alive. Just need to know if I should rather put it back, or is it an awesome extra in the tank.

    Got lots of Cushion Stars, Snails and only 8 hermits. Some nice rock anemones. and 3 small short spine purple Urchins. I think my breakaway was fruitfull - CUC full.
     
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  3. magman

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    IMO they a bit of a waste of time, if you put them in the DT they hide and you never see them, otherwise they just feed on the smaller pods and eggs etc, lots that we can't see. I thought they were lakka cuc in the sump, alas never had any pods, I got them out and my pods recovered.
    I got a whole whack the other day and feed them to the okkie. He loves them.
     
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    Mine thinks he OWNS the tank! Hahaha. Very active, almost always foraging.
     
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    I have about 6 of them in my DT & they are busy little buggers, I had many more but my boxing shrimp got a bit hungry. :whistling:
     
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    very mellow guys. but not to good now since these is 3cm of it sticking out my Lions mouth
     
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    20C is cold???
     
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    i want some of these guys to eat crap, apparently couple of them will supplement your CUC nicely, just can never see them in the rockpools
     
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    that was without the wind. It was extremely cold getting out of the cold water, standing wet on the exposed rocks. Wow it was cold...
     
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