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What's your shrimp?

[quote="Burgman2426" post=21002][quote="TigrTraps" post=20847]Anyone have fire shrimp? I always see them at the store. I'd love to put one in a 5.5 office tank I have but it also has a clownfish and I don't want to come in one day to the fire shrimp having a meal. Of course I can google fire shrimp but I like hearing your guys' first hand experience.[/quote]

I LOVE fire shrimp. I have never had a problem with aggression out of them. They make beautiful tank inhabitants. While I think 5.5 gal is pushing it, I think you could conceivably house one of them in there. I would worry about water quality tho.

Also, fire shrimp, like most shrimp, are most beautiful in pairs. They will also readily produce eggs frequently after i believe their third molt??? someone can correct me if I am wrong, but I have a pair of fire shrimp and cleaners in the same tank and they readily produce eggs (at least they always seem to be carrying them).

I have even seen fire shrimp clean fish just like a cleaner would, tho it did take some encouragement from the fish to get them to do so.

hope this helps[/quote] any of the shrimp actually hatch?

I like the Harlequin shrimp. I have one and they only eat starfish. To keep one for a long time you have to have plenty of starfish for them to munch on. I also have a coral banded that i like because he eats bristle worms. My cleaner shrimp doesn't seem to do much, but wait for me to feed the tank or stick my arm in so he can clean me off.
Here is a picture of my harlequin shrimp.
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That's cool I want one

[quote="Juice" post=21003][quote="Burgman2426" post=21002][quote="TigrTraps" post=20847]Anyone have fire shrimp? I always see them at the store. I'd love to put one in a 5.5 office tank I have but it also has a clownfish and I don't want to come in one day to the fire shrimp having a meal. Of course I can google fire shrimp but I like hearing your guys' first hand experience.[/quote]

I LOVE fire shrimp. I have never had a problem with aggression out of them. They make beautiful tank inhabitants. While I think 5.5 gal is pushing it, I think you could conceivably house one of them in there. I would worry about water quality tho.

Also, fire shrimp, like most shrimp, are most beautiful in pairs. They will also readily produce eggs frequently after i believe their third molt??? someone can correct me if I am wrong, but I have a pair of fire shrimp and cleaners in the same tank and they readily produce eggs (at least they always seem to be carrying them).

I have even seen fire shrimp clean fish just like a cleaner would, tho it did take some encouragement from the fish to get them to do so.

hope this helps[/quote] any of the shrimp actually hatch?[/quote]

Juice,

They do not successfully reproduce to full adults in captivity as far as I know. The last articles I read pointed towards a missing step in the "settling out stage" this is true for all members of genus Lysmata, with the exception of the peppermint shrimp, which they readily breed in captivity, hence their low cost.

I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.

The little ones (eggs usually) are readily consumed by everything in the aquarium. XD

[URL=http://s1308.photobucket.com/user/mdpflueger/media/46F363F3-198E-497A-ACF8-859FB380DAF2-1039-0000012812861136_zpsec54edac.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s615/mdpflueger/46F363F3-198E-497A-ACF8-859FB380DAF2-1039-0000012812861136_zpsec54edac.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

[URL=http://s1308.photobucket.com/user/mdpflueger/media/DSCN1008_zpsbc80f3cc.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s615/mdpflueger/DSCN1008_zpsbc80f3cc.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

[URL=http://s1308.photobucket.com/user/mdpflueger/media/DSCN0990_zps3e4167a5.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s615/mdpflueger/DSCN0990_zps3e4167a5.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

[URL=http://s1308.photobucket.com/user/mdpflueger/media/DSCN0986_zps54da1249.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s615/mdpflueger/DSCN0986_zps54da1249.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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I was starting to wonder how long until you brought out the big guns. Nice collection!

Mdpflueger bringing down the house. Last pic is my favorite πŸ˜€

I agree, last on is the best looking one IMO

[quote="Burgman2426" post=21014][quote="Juice" post=21003][quote="Burgman2426" post=21002][quote="TigrTraps" post=20847]Anyone have fire shrimp? I always see them at the store. I'd love to put one in a 5.5 office tank I have but it also has a clownfish and I don't want to come in one day to the fire shrimp having a meal. Of course I can google fire shrimp but I like hearing your guys' first hand experience.[/quote]

I LOVE fire shrimp. I have never had a problem with aggression out of them. They make beautiful tank inhabitants. While I think 5.5 gal is pushing it, I think you could conceivably house one of them in there. I would worry about water quality tho.

Also, fire shrimp, like most shrimp, are most beautiful in pairs. They will also readily produce eggs frequently after i believe their third molt??? someone can correct me if I am wrong, but I have a pair of fire shrimp and cleaners in the same tank and they readily produce eggs (at least they always seem to be carrying them).

I have even seen fire shrimp clean fish just like a cleaner would, tho it did take some encouragement from the fish to get them to do so.

hope this helps[/quote] any of the shrimp actually hatch?[/quote]

Juice,

They do not successfully reproduce to full adults in captivity as far as I know. The last articles I read pointed towards a missing step in the "settling out stage" this is true for all members of genus Lysmata, with the exception of the peppermint shrimp, which they readily breed in captivity, hence their low cost.

I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.

The little ones (eggs usually) are readily consumed by everything in the aquarium. XD[/quote] Very awesome bit right there. I assumed to a point there must be something difficult with breeding them or they would be cheaper. I wish sometimes some salt water species were easier to breed.

[quote="Zoafreak" post=21010]I like the Harlequin shrimp. I have one and they only eat starfish. To keep one for a long time you have to have plenty of starfish for them to munch on. I also have a coral banded that i like because he eats bristle worms. My cleaner shrimp doesn't seem to do much, but wait for me to feed the tank or stick my arm in so he can clean me off.
Here is a picture of my harlequin shrimp.
[URL=http://s1057.photobucket.com/user/puck2112000/media/20130629_235345_zps5ed4f421.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t393/puck2112000/20130629_235345_zps5ed4f421.jpg[/IMG][/URL][/quote]neat looking shrimp I just wouldn't want it to eat my starfish haha I like my little guys for now.
[quote="Mdpflueger" post=21022][URL=http://s1308.photobucket.com/user/mdpflueger/media/46F363F3-198E-497A-ACF8-859FB380DAF2-1039-0000012812861136_zpsec54edac.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s615/mdpflueger/46F363F3-198E-497A-ACF8-859FB380DAF2-1039-0000012812861136_zpsec54edac.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

[URL=http://s1308.photobucket.com/user/mdpflueger/media/DSCN1008_zpsbc80f3cc.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s615/mdpflueger/DSCN1008_zpsbc80f3cc.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

[URL=http://s1308.photobucket.com/user/mdpflueger/media/DSCN0990_zps3e4167a5.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s615/mdpflueger/DSCN0990_zps3e4167a5.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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I've seen a couple of your threads in the mantis section and man I agree. Awesome looking shrimp there for sure. I envy you, I think they are so cool but can't have them in my tank. Maybe another tank is in order πŸ˜†

 
 
 
 
 
 
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