Shrimp and compatability?

Dipan Desai

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Not sure if this has been discussed. I would love to have a cool crew of shrimps in my 50g frag tank. My display has way too many wrasses that will probably eat any shrimp i put in there. My questions is would there be any compatibility issues? I was thinking about adding a couple aiptasia eating peppermints, Fire shrimp, and a pair of Sexy shrimps and maybe a arrow crab. Tank is a 50g low boy frag tank and will not have fish in it only snails.
 
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I know from experience that Filefish DEF. eat sexy shrimp. Took me a minute to figure out who the culprit was as I swore is was the nasty orchid dottyback but nope the filefish was the sexy killer :( lost 5 then just this weekend took a chance as have much better/more live rock and mini max nems in tank picked up two more sexies....they didn't last the night. I'm sick of that Filefish want it out of my tank!
 

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My peppermint and cleaners get along fine lol, but the one thing I would add: coral banded shrimp don’t really get along with other shrimp. They are pretty and relatively inexpensive but I wouldn't add them together with any other shrimp. I know that wasn’t on your list, but I didn’t know this at first so now display has only a banded shrimp..

I’m my softie tank i have peppermint shrimp and cleaner shrimp - and everyone gets along. I also wanted to add some sexy shrimp too. Maybe a fire shrimp. I didn’t realize how much I like the shrimp until I got a few in the tank. Mine clean my hands and arms when I’m doing maintenance lol. Fun little creatures.
 
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