Poll: Favorite Shrimp

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by Eagle aquatics315, Jan 20, 2018.

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  1. Coral banded shrimp

    51 vote(s)
    6.2%
  2. Skunk cleaner shrimp

    264 vote(s)
    31.9%
  3. Blood red fire shrimp

    209 vote(s)
    25.3%
  4. Peppermint shrimp

    68 vote(s)
    8.2%
  5. Sexy shrimp

    54 vote(s)
    6.5%
  6. Pistol shrimp

    70 vote(s)
    8.5%
  7. Harlequin shrimp

    84 vote(s)
    10.2%
  8. Mantis shrimp

    27 vote(s)
    3.3%
  1. Eagle aquatics315

    Eagle aquatics315 Active Member

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    What is your favorite reef shrimp?
     
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  2. nautical_nathaniel

    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Yo, let me tell you about my gurl Debbie:

    IMG_20170130_111327_459.jpg

    She's the best.
     
  3. Eagle aquatics315

    Eagle aquatics315 Active Member

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    Awesome!!
     
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  4. thaitopher

    thaitopher Active Member

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    Agree. Nothing prettier than the fire shrimp. My daughter loves puttinf her arm in my tank and having our fire shrimp crawl up it. She says "Daddy, can we do the shrimp trick?"
     
  5. nautical_nathaniel

    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Thank you! :)

    Mine isn't too keen to clean my hand or anything but I can hand feed her, but she leaves as soon as all the food is gone haha
     
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    mort Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Coolest for me is a harlequin but I don't want to feed it starfish so pistol shrimp gets my vote as a close second. I find them the most interesting when paired with a goby. I keep dwarf coral banded pairs of the yellow and blue species as well. Cleaners and bloods more of a pain with corals but I would add there are some less common shrimps which are great like bumblebee shrimp, pedersens cleaners, anemone shrimp and bongo shrimp.
     
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  7. Brew12

    Brew12 Electrical Gru Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member 2019 North Alabama Reef Club

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    Love my fire fish, but it is very shy. I can go days without seeing it. Unlike the skunk cleaner who is always out and about. Even my peppermint shrimp are more visibly active than the fire shrimp. Its a shame because the fire shrimp is so shockingly beautiful.
     
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    tsav87 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Skunk cleaner, my tangs love the manicures and pedicures. lol
     
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  9. AlexG

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    My friends feeling where hurt when they saw this poll. I figured I would let them speak their mind. Mantis shrimp are by far my favorite reef shrimp even though they are not safe to house with a lot of other inverts and sometimes fish. In my main reef displays though I have always been a fan of cleaner shrimp even though they steal food from corals.

    im a shrimp 100.jpg
     
  10. LetItReef

    LetItReef Valuable Member

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    Fire shrimp is my first fav and 2nd will be Sexy.
    I notice it lately that my Fire is killing-eating my Turbo snails. I tried to take a photo or a vid but when I come close it will pull away from the Turbo.
     
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    I personally dislike all shrimp! Even though I have a cleaner shrimp, it annoys my fish and steals food from corals.It also makes a big mess with algae sheets. I dislike peppermint shrimp even more because when they get hungry they will tear into fleshy corals (search for this on YouTube if you don't believe it).
     
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  12. GoVols

    GoVols Cobb-Webb 1989 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader MTRCMember Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member 2019

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    If you got starfish to keep them fed.

    Gotta love them Harley's :)
     
  13. Sea MunnKey

    Sea MunnKey Valuable Member

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    Have always been a fan of Harlequin shrimps and now I want to try my hands on the beautiful Hawaiian Harlequin shrimps soon ...

    My all time favourite shrimp is the Bullseye Pistol shrimp
     
  14. Crabs Mcjones

    Crabs Mcjones Millepora Maniac Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member 2019

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    My beautiful fire shrimp.

    I've nammed him (assuming it's male) Wellesley Shepherdson
    [​IMG]
     
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    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member 2019

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    We don't want anyone's feelings being hurt...now go and change or add your vote to the poll...lol.
     
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    Lord Chris Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    If I had little shrimp hands I woulda choked my peppermints from being gangsters. Feeding time ment steal all the food from LPS. And not on top. But in there guts. Like ya that’s mine even tho ur digesting it now. HATE THOSE SHRIMP. If I was cruel Ida cooked em but got 2x my $ back from growth. Harlequins take my win but the feeding is 2 evil breaking an arm off a chocolate
     
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    Love dem sexy's!

     
  18. Lord Chris

    Lord Chris Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    best time 2 ask. Do they have behavior similar to peppermints gangster stealing food and become that when food enters they become annoying.
     
  19. juniorrocketdad

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    My favorite is my pistol shrimp which is paired with a white cap goby, the fish is so skittish it’s like seeing Bigfoot when you actually get a glimpse of it, I’m lucky to see it once every other month IMG_1074.JPG
    (Ik it’s a bad picture haha but it’s hard to get a good one)
     
  20. Mark Derail

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    I have a skunk & coral banded - aka Boxer Shrimp - and I like the boxer better. He comes out at night and walks over everyone, no anemone or fish can do / say anything about it. The DT is *his* tank.
     
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