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  1. care & feeding of shrimp.
    by jareed/ (Judith Ann Reed) (Tue, 14 Jul 92)
  2. [Marine][Reef] Breeding Cleaner Shrimp
    by menudo/ (Roberto Estrada) (Wed, 15 Jul 1992)
  3. (M) Cleaner shrimp question
    by holly/ (Innocent Bystander) (4 Sep 92)
  4. anemone
    by patti/ (Patti Beadles) (Tue, 30 Mar 1993)
  5. [M] My Coral Banded Shrimp is a Killer
    by dknopf/ (David A. Knopf) (Mon, 13 Dec 1993)
  6. [M] injured banded coral shrimp, marine food
    by krogers/ (K. Rogers) (Wed, 8 Jul 1992)

care & feeding of shrimp.

by jareed/ (Judith Ann Reed)
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 92
Newsgroup: rec.aquaria

 I recently asked about banded coral shrimps here, so I'll share the
 responses I got. 

 One person fed his thawed frozen brine shrimp - you can either pour it in
 or use a basting bulb to squirt it near the shrimp. My shrimp seems to like
 the frozen brine. 

 A second respondant doesn't feed his - they eat stuff off the live rock in his
 100g tank with fish, and occasionally eat dried shrimp that are put in the
 tank for the fish.

 The third person said to feed them small pieces of cocktail shrimp, and
 described how his would jump up and eat them out of his fingers! Sounds 
 like fun - I haven't tried it yet, though.

 Additional data point -  my shrimp is missing a claw, people said it would
 most certainly regenerate, one person did suggest using Distilled water 
 with salt mix for water changes, said he did this at reccomendation of 
 pet store when a shrimp was having problems, it helped, also helped an
 injured damsel.

 Thanks to the folks who replied to my earlier questions on the coral

 Judith Reed
 Judith Reed - sysmgr - Syracuse University High Energy Physics

[Marine][Reef] Breeding Cleaner Shrimp

by menudo/ (Roberto Estrada)
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1992
Newsgroup: rec.aquaria


  I put up a post a while ago, asking how to breed candy striped cleaner 
shrimp (A yellowish shrimp with two red lines bordering a white stripe 
extending across its back).  I had noticed the shrimp I had was ripe with white
eggs.  I read that the shrimp was hermaphroditic, so I put another similar 
sized cleaner shrimp in with it hoping they would mate. Within a week, the 
first shrimp was carrying green (fertilized) eggs.  The next week, it seemed 
to be scattering the eggs around the tank. In this time, the other shrimp had
also developed a sack of eggs. A week later, last night, hundreds of 5mm (and 
smaller) transparent shrimp were swimming around the tank.  The larger shrimp
had similar body forms to the parents.  I didn't collect any of the young this
time, but I am thinking of setting up a small rearing tank soon since the 
parent shrimp look ready again.


(M) Cleaner shrimp question

by holly/ (Innocent Bystander)
Date: 4 Sep 92
Newsgroup: alt.aquaria,sci.aquaria

Hi y'all.
	To everyone who suggested that cleaner shrimp are community critters,
congratulations and thanks.  I took your advice and got a second shrimp.  
The original shrimp is now preggers (within a week... talk about bunnies!).
Is there any chance that the eggs will hatch, and if they do, that they 
can be raised to shrimp-hood?  I guess it's pretty normal for captive (common
true cleaner) shrimps to carry eggs, but does anyone know details about
raising the shrimplettes?  The shrimp in question is in a 55 gallon
reef, no fish, but lots of filter feeders and 3 anemones, so that probably
cuts their chances down... the filtration is a large protein skimmer
and a wet/dry, which also is no help to larvae.  If they hatch, should they be
removed to a quarantine tank without filtration?  But, then there's no reefy
food available. Argh.  What do the larvae eat...  rotifers? All suggestions,
thoughts and (of course) smart remarks are welcome... 
(i know, i know, don't count on shrimp salad anytime soon).  
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by patti/ (Patti Beadles)
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1993
Newsgroup: alt.aquaria

In article <> writes:
>     I was ondering if anyone knew of any anemones as hardy as the candylactus.

Most anemones are hardy if given proper water quality and lighting.
_Condylactis_ anemones seem to be especially rugged, though.  I had
one that ripped his foot in half.  He just drifted around the tank for
several months after that, but now he's happy and healthy.

>Also, has anyone had any long-term luck with coral-banded shrimp.

The one I have is three or four years old now.  Does that count as
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[M] My Coral Banded Shrimp is a Killer

by dknopf/ (David A. Knopf)
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1993
Newsgroup: alt.aquaria

Ed Dougherty (edd-at-VFL.Paramax.COM) wrote:

:   My Coral Banded Shrimp appears to have turned into a psychotic
:   killer and his behavior is getting worse.  I've had this thing
:   for about 8 months and his agressiveness grows.  It began with
:   its making moves against my Clarkii Clowns (which, so far have
:   been unsuccessfull but it constantly stalks them and makes
:   attempts when they are in striking distance), then it started
:   picking on my Tube Worms; last night, it appears to have killed
:   my Giant clam. I'm more than a little pissed off at it, I liked
:   the Clam a lot more than it.  

:   Is this behavior normal?  I know they attack their own species
:   but I didn't think they killed fish, worms, and clams?  It is 
:   about to meet its maker.

:   The tank is a 70 gal, very un_crowded and I feed him shrimp often.

Mine has also become much more aggressive than he was when I first put 
him in my 45 gal. tank. He recently killed a blood shrimp, which had been
living quite peacefully with another coral banded shrimp in another tank.

I consider myself warned! 

- David

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[M] injured banded coral shrimp, marine food

by krogers/ (K. Rogers)
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1992
Newsgroup: rec.aquaria (Judith Ann Reed) writes:

Guess I'll post rather than mail this time.

Regarding lost limbs on coral banded shrimps: the arm will appear
after the next molt.  The truely astounding thing is that the arm will
be *full sized*.  When My shrimp lost an arm I was expecting it to
require several molts before it came back.  The very next molt it was
as if it hadn't lost it at all.  What I want to know is where it keeps
that arm before the molt - I mean, it's a big ol' long thing.

As for temperment, all shrimps generally hide out during the day.  My
coral banded hangs upside down in a favorite cave which it owns.  As
soon as the dusk lights kick on the shrimp is out an' about.

Feeding: just drop a piece of shrimp or fish on its antennae.  It will
rapidly seize the piece.  It will soon learn to come out at fish
feeding time to get the scraps, even in daylight.

> Any suggestions for additional crab/shrimp/invert type creatures that would
> do well in this tank, with only a single Triton tube over it? How about a 
> mandarin fish, firefish, or some gobies? In your experience, are they hard
> to keep and what do they eat?

Don't get a mandarin unless you have about 500lbs of high quality live
rock per fish.  Otherwise it will eventually starve.  This may take a
year (as with mine) but it will starve - and your rock will be devoid
of any interesting bugs, too - all devoured by the now dead fish.

Firefish are a type of goby.  All gobies are peaceful and hardy and
are highly recommended as long as your other tank mates aren't too
feisty.  I've bought some 4 firefish.  All ate very well and did
really fine until they jumped out of the tank (open top)  These fish
are real jumpers from all accounts.  Make sure you have a tight lid
before you buy one of these.

Don't get the green "clown" goby - they hide 99.999999% of the time.
The remaining fraction when out of hiding it is swimming around warp
factor 9 to a piece of food floating by then hauls back to hiding.

> Thanks for any help you fish gurus can give a beginner marine aquarist.

Yeah, Guru.  I've found that if you sit in a lotus position and chant
Om Mani Padme Um that you don't need to do water changes.

Nawww, not really.
Keith Rogers

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