Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by Eagle aquatics315, Jan 20, 2018.
What is your favorite reef shrimp?
Yo, let me tell you about my gurl Debbie:
She's the best.
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?"
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
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.
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.
Skunk cleaner, my tangs love the manicures and pedicures. lol
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.
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.
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).
If you got starfish to keep them fed.
Gotta love them Harley's
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
My beautiful fire shrimp.
I've nammed him (assuming it's male) Wellesley Shepherdson
We don't want anyone's feelings being hurt...now go and change or add your vote to the poll...lol.
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
Love dem sexy's!
best time 2 ask. Do they have behavior similar to peppermints gangster stealing food and become that when food enters they become annoying.
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
(Ik it’s a bad picture haha but it’s hard to get a good one)
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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