The lil dude down below...

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  1. Garethmur

    Garethmur

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    Howzit,
    Got a lil Cardinal Shrimp... think thats the one... Bright red with lil white spots...

    What are they good for or are they a not so good fella to have?

    Anyway, also wana know if its ok to leave him in the sump, he does count as cleanup crew does he not? will he eat the algae and crap down there? should i still gooi some food in there for him or will the crap he scavanges in the sump be enough?
     
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    Its a blood red fire shrimp.
     
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    Garethmur Thread Starter

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    ok, ill get a picture uploaded to be sure...
    so whats he good for, does he do cleanup? like in the sump , algae n crap?
     
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    I had lots of little local shrimp in my sump, but they really klapped the pods, so I fed them to a trigger
     
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    Sorry, picture not that clear... sump glass got lotsa growth...

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    Gareth - that shrimp is called a blood shrimp, or wine shrimp.... put it in your tank mate. It's a beautiful addition to a reef tank..... it is one of the "cleaner shrimp" families.... it eats algae, detritus, and wasted foods....
     
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    thats a gorgeous little guy. nice one.
     
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    lekka, thanks for that jacquesb
     
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