how many shrimps

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  1. Pugsly

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    how many cleaner shrimps can one place in a tank - do they fight etc?
     
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    Hi Pugsley - no - they don't fight. You can have as many as you want.... more than one, and they "breed" as well ;) (no-one is just lucky enough to actually raise any of the fry)..
     
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    Two are nice, they keep each other company and stick together, they also release eggs every now and again which is great free food for your fish.
     
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    i have a bullseye pistol shrimp,two cleaner shrimp,fire shrimp,two peppermint shrimp and a sexy shrimp
    in one tank
     
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    thanks for the input guys - will add a couple more then during the holidays
     
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    PS - why I asked is I had a boxer shrimp but he nipped at my yellow tang taking bits of his fin off. now my poor little yellow tang has a damaged fin.

    Thus gave him to a mate of mine - lol
     
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    Yeah - boxer shrimps are different to cleaner shrimps. You cannot keep more than one (unless they are a mated pair) of boxer shrimps together. And boxer shrimps do sometimes irritate the fish.
     
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    Can you keep cleaner shirmps with boxer shrimps?
     
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    [quote=Sentari;305122]Can you keep cleaner shirmps with boxer shrimps?[/quote]

    I have a boxer shrimp and a cleaner shrimp in the same tank , NO problems there ....
     
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    Yip, I have kept them together, I think as long as there is enough space in the tank, as in they can stay away from each other, then they are fine, although the boxer shrimp can be a bit of a bugger sometimes.
     
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    so , 5 cleaner in 55 g is fine
     
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    Yes Amin. That would be fine...
     
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