more than 1 Boxer shrimp?

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  1. MyKey

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    can one keep more than one boxer shrimp in a 300l tank?

    I have a boxer now for over a year, and was thinking of getting another? Can one keep more than 1? I know that this boxer killed off my cleaner shrimp when I put it in (or think it did, as my cleaner disappeared soon after my boxer was introduced).

    So if I add another boxer.. will my existing boxer make mince meet out of the new boxer?

    How much do you guys have in one tank?
     
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  3. Moolis Moolman

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    Boxer shrimps could only be kept in mated pairs.

    My experience with them are - NO once you have an established boxer in your aquarium he will hunt and atempt to kill the intruding boxer or be killed by the new boxer.

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    Yeah I am with Moolis on this one ;)
     
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    Unfortunately - TRUE - the boxer WILL most likely try to kill the "new intruder"...
     
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    Cool !!

    Thanks guys... Won't be getting that new boxer then
     

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