peppermint shrimp

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  1. Chris Makings

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    Hey all. So I got myself two peppermint shrimp yesterday from a sponsor.

    They in the tank but my concern now is that they have been hiding close to my skimmer and not coming out. They came out when I fed the tank this morning. Only reason I know where they are. I got them to help sort my aptasia problem out.

    How long does it take them to settle down before they will start moving around on the rock work.

    I also know one is full of eggs. How would I make sure the babies survive. As I know a lol lot of people want them.
     
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    Also what flow is preferred for shrimps. Or does it not matter
     
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    Breeding shrimps is very tricky cause of their relatively long larval stage. Youd need a dedicated system to attempt to raise them.

    Depends on the shrimp, other tank mates etc etc. I wouldnt be too concerned about them sticking to one place, you have only had them for one day
     
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    they move around after the lights go out. Late night mostly.
     
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    Ok. Will give them time. One other thing. What flow is better for them or does it not matter.
     
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    They don't come out that much even once established. You will see them in the evenings and maybe at feeding time.
     
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    I hardly ever see mine, part of the night shift crew...
     
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    And your night shift is at the office these days:biggrin:
     
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    Yeah dont remind me dude... road design is finished now though and went out to tender so things will be quieter for a while atleast
     
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    Chris the flow doesn't matter -unless of course your pumps churn gravel
    They adapt
    Just beware of salinity swings - I learnt that the hard way and lost my peppermint
    O and I'm writing idiots guide to marines
    Page 1 "switch off auto top up unit when doing water changes" - don't have sump on nano so there!
     
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    So got home late last night. Looked in the tank for the shrimps and they are no where to be found. Look again this morning and still can't find them. They where fine yesterday morning and now they no where to be seen. Do they normally just vanish and only come out at night?
     
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    they will hide...I hardly see mine except late at night if I put the lights on..its always hiding under a rock I have...I reckon its a good shrimp to have..i have no aptasia in tank at all
     
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    I thought I would might see one of them when I fed the tank. But nothing. Guess I will just have to leave them and monitor my aptasia and see if they start becoming less. Maybe I will look late tonight.
     
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    Just a quick question. will any of these fish maybe eat the shrimp.
    Scooter benny, Lawnmower benny, sand sifter, green chromis, two false percular clowns. and a couple hermits. Just worried they have become food for one of them
     
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    Your shrimp is safe with these fish. Hermits are known to be opportunist eaters but only when something is sick or dead. Your shrimp is more than likely hiding under your rocks.
     
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