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What is your most favorite type of shrimp for your reef tank?

  • Peppermint Shrimp

    Votes: 36 5.2%
  • Banded Coral Shrimp

    Votes: 68 9.8%
  • Snapping or Pistol Shrimp

    Votes: 62 9.0%
  • Harlequin Shrimp

    Votes: 60 8.7%
  • Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

    Votes: 209 30.2%
  • Blood Red Fire Shrimp

    Votes: 144 20.8%
  • Sexy Anemone Shrimp

    Votes: 45 6.5%
  • Camel Shrimp

    Votes: 2 0.3%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 15 2.2%
  • NO shrimp in my tank

    Votes: 50 7.2%

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revhtree

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Today let's talk shrimp in our reef tank! Shrimp can be very cool additions to your aquarium for multiple reasons including but not limited to activity, looks, cleaning up food, poo, fish and much more! They can be stunningly beautiful as well as hard working and beneficial to the ecosystem of your reef aquarium. Let's talk about them!

1. What is your most favorite type of shrimp and why? Don't say FRIED! :p

2. How many different types of shrimp do you have in your reef tank? Which ones?

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I would love a harliquin shrimp they are beautiful imo, but after finding out they primarily feed on starfish I felt like it wasn't responsible of me to get one; I have no starfish for it to feed on. I wasn't sure if I could get away with frozen but seemed like a bad idea..
 

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I voted harlequin shrimp as think these look the coolest but ive never had one.

I have 1 tiger pistol shrimp and 2 skunk cleaner shrimps in my tank at moment but looking at getting a coral banded shrimp in near future but not decided 100% yet

Edit : as post above says about they exclusively eat starfish,this is reason why wont have one.if could say keep asterina starfish in the sump or in my qt tank then would get one defo
 

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1. What is your most favorite type of shrimp and why?

Pro's - I always have had skunk shrimp. The most active and annoying shrimp money can buy. I am addicted to their own individual personalities. Some will just hang on your arm while you do maintenance. Others will follow you around to see what you are doing. They even come up to the glass and ask for food.
Cons -They rob corals and anemones for food even after you gave them their own chunk.
I never had one kill and eat a coral. Only irritate the world out of them.

2. How many different types of shrimp do you have in your reef tank?

I have had, reef lobster - coral banded - peppermint shrimp
They just don't do much other than cause problems when you aren't looking.

Blood Shrimp, this guy is very shy and never could get it to come out during the day. So beautiful, yet.. Never got to fully enjoy having the blood shrimp.
 

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Today let's talk shrimp in our reef tank! Shrimp can be very cool additions to your aquarium for multiple reasons including but not limited to activity, looks, cleaning up food, poo, fish and much more! They can be stunningly beautiful as well as hard working and beneficial to the ecosystem of your reef aquarium. Let's talk about them!

1. What is your most favorite type of shrimp and why? Don't say FRIED! :p

2. How many different types of shrimp do you have in your reef tank? Which ones?

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sorry @revhtree :cool:
ok... fav is a harie.

had a harlie, 2 jumbo skunk cleaners (size according to lfs posting tiny shrimp as medium to large :rolleyes: ) and 2 large blood.
down to one large blood. the rest disappeared completely. no body parts... zip... zero... nadda.
 

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Voted for sexy shrimp as I love to see them shaking their money makers as they wander around. still have an idea to setup a pico with just a mini maxi nem and a load of sexy shrimp.

Although strictly not a shrimp I can't let this go without saying the greatest is the MANTIS SHRIMP!
 

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Picking an all around favorite is very difficult as I like them all in very different ways. I enjoy skunk cleaners for their interaction, day one eating out of my hand, not to mention free manicures. Harlequin shrimp are visually beautiful to me. Pistol shrimp are very entertaining especially when paired with a goby. Brine and mysis shrimp are at the top of my list simply because they are a staple food source for my tanks. To choose one almost seems unfair. I guess if I had to choose, as crazy as it sounds, brine shrimp.
 
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and grits.
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sorry @revhtree :cool:
ok... fav is a harie.

had a harlie, 2 jumbo skunk cleaners (size according to lfs posting tiny shrimp as medium to large :rolleyes: ) and 2 large blood.
down to one large blood. the rest disappeared completely. no body parts... zip... zero... nadda.

Now that's making hungry! LOL!
 

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I love pistol shrimp. They have such a fun behavior and as much of a pain as they are, they are a beautiful shrimp. One of nature’s best marvels as well with both the symbiosis and the snapping ability.
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I have had a tiger pistol, peppermint, skunk (both skunk and peppermint died after about a month), and mysis living in my tanks.
 
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This was a tricky question. Back in 2005 I would have preached how great cleaner shrimp were. I have had cleaner shrimp rip through my coral beds. Not going in my tank ever again. Sexy Anemone Shrimp seem interesting but never felt I had the proper environment for them. The Pistol shrimp is on my list to get but I don't have a tank for a goby.

I want a Mantis tank.
 
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  • A couple of weeks or less

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