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Peppermint shrimp question

Discussion in 'Inverts and other Marine Animals' started by AC2, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. AC2

    AC2 Copepod

    I was thinking about getting a couple of peppermint shrimp to hopefully help with aptasia. I already have a blood shrimp, will they get along alright? 45 gallon tank.
    Thanks
     
  2. Irishman

    Irishman Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    You would have to get one pretty much the same size as the one your have. I put a smaller cleaner in mine and he ate him
     
  3. AC2

    AC2 Copepod

    That's what I thought. Unfortunately the blood shrimp is pretty big. I've never seen a peppermint shrimp that big. Thanks
     
  4. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Have a sump? Throw the blood in the sump till aptasia under control.
     
  5. jda123

    jda123 Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    They will be fine. I have had skunk, blood and peps all in together and they leave each other alone.
     
  6. Sctip

    Sctip Sardine Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    The cleaner shrimp was more than likely on its way out anyways. It's extremely rare that the fire shrimp would attack and eat a healthy cleaner shrimp. You should be fine with the peps and fire shrimp together.
     
  7. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Agree
     
  8. AC2

    AC2 Copepod

    Anyone have any in stock that you know of?
     
  9. NanoNexx

    NanoNexx Copepod

    I usually don't like peppermint shrimp, everyone says they're reef safe, but in my previous tank they tore polyps off of my SPS corals,and ate my zoanthids. I've had really good luck with an Aiptasia eating filefish, he took care of my Aiptasia problem on day one.
     

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