S stands for Skunk Cleaner...

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by RocketRooster, 25 Feb 2013.

  1. RocketRooster

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    ...and S stands for something skunk cleaners don't take from newbies in their 'hood!

    After acclimation of my new boxer shrimp, I introduced it to the DT. I had read that they can be aggro towards other shrimp, and I was a bit worried about my skunkboy. A kind and friendly lad. Would he have trouble from this new bully in the ring?

    Fear not! The boxer shrimp found a dark crevice and proceeded to investigate. And was promptly sent packing like Mike Tyson floundering in the wake of a Holyfield left hook.

    'They named me after something that smells like it, but I sure won't take any of it!', the title defender told reporters after the bout.

    The organiser of the matchup commented, 'I'm for skunks and by skunks and about skunks! I'm a skunk, people! Know what I mean? And, uh, ask not for whom the bell tolls, for it tolls for thee!'
     
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  3. crispin

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    oh just wait a while for the next 12 round title bout, the chances of that bell tolling a death peel for the skunk are pretty good with time. boxing shrimp are well named as such.
     
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    Well. My joke was in unforseen bad taste. The boxer didn't make it through the night. I was so careful to acclimate it slowly! :(

    I feel like I'm pouring money and effort into a box of poison!
     
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    Are you still having trouble with your water parameters?
     
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    Ja. Nitrates and phosphates. Everything else is fine.

    Although I dunno about ammonia - don't have a kit for it yet.

    The new hermits are fine - they already picked new lids and are happily grazing. The red starfish, well, it's just doing what it does on starfish time.
     
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    why not take water to your local LFS and have the ammonia tested? i doubt thats your problem but it would be nice to know where you stand..
     
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    That's an option. Thanks for the suggestion, Les.

    Karma is a funny thing, just yesterday I was having a private laugh at the misfortunes of someone else during his tank build. I've now lost three items of livestock in as many weeks, and I almost feel like packing it in.

    But dammit! I AIN'T NO EAR-BITER!

    My heart goes out to everybody who has had major losses, it would kill me to lose anything else.
     
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