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StringerBell December 17th 07 03:11 PM

Territoryy: Fish Vs. Shrimp
 
I added 5 Peppermint shrimp to my tank this weekend in order to try to
control an aptasia problem.
I did not foresee this problem:
The Shrimp are roughly the same size, shape and color as a Strawberry
Pseudochromis who has inhabited the 65 gallon space for about 8 months.
The Pseudy seems to actually be corralling the shrimp up into a corner of
the tank, very far away from said annoying anenomes.
I dont think I can re-arrange enough rock to fix this problem. Many of the
chunks are huge, foundational and were put in before substrate---so a
disasterous release of dangerous substances could ensue.
Any ideas on how to fix this one?
thanks again.............



Big Habeeb (a.k.a. Mitch)[_3_] December 17th 07 03:32 PM

Territoryy: Fish Vs. Shrimp and do they taste like boiled shrimp
 
Pul the shrimp out of the tank,, and place in some boiling seasoned
water until they turn a bright pink / orange color. Remove and rinse
under cold water to keep from over cooking. Serve with melted
butter.ummmmmmmmmmm good **** there man................hard to beat
boiled fresh shrimp............

Disasterous release of dangerous substances..get a ****ing life
clown................the only disaster is you postingto this group and
having the normal flux of idiots like Kurt and Wayne guide
you...............go to a real web based forum where y u get real
answers in real time instead of a wannas be forum like this crap with
no telling what for an answer.dumbass! So did you really string her
bell............would that be like Lighting her fire?......

stringerbell wrote:
I added 5 Peppermint shrimp to my tank this weekend in order to try to
control an aptasia problem.
I did not foresee this problem:
The Shrimp are roughly the same size, shape and color as a Strawberry
Pseudochromis who has inhabited the 65 gallon space for about 8 months.
The Pseudy seems to actually be corralling the shrimp up into a corner of
the tank, very far away from said annoying anenomes.
I dont think I can re-arrange enough rock to fix this problem. Many of the
chunks are huge, foundational and were put in before substrate---so a
disasterous release of dangerous substances could ensue.
Any ideas on how to fix this one?
thanks again.............


wolfdogg December 17th 07 05:28 PM

Territoryy: Fish Vs. Shrimp
 
i wouldnt adjust the rocks, it will
disturb too much of the tank. i have the
same problem with what i thought is a
damsel, if you will take a peek at one of
my last posts. i mention that in teh
night time i think the peppies are taking
care of the aptasias, since im feeding
minimally they are real hungry for the
aip's. So, in the mornings i slowly
notice less and less aip's, so the peppies
must be hunting in the night time when the
visibility is less. Since the peppies are
red and clear, they are designed to be
invisible in the dark by nature, try to
cut down on any nighlighting you may have
and dont feed the tank too much as where
the peppies will be able to grab any food,
this way they will stay hungry and do
their job.


stringerbell wrote:
I added 5 Peppermint shrimp to my tank this weekend in order to try to
control an aptasia problem.
I did not foresee this problem:
The Shrimp are roughly the same size, shape and color as a Strawberry
Pseudochromis who has inhabited the 65 gallon space for about 8 months.
The Pseudy seems to actually be corralling the shrimp up into a corner of
the tank, very far away from said annoying anenomes.


wolfdogg December 17th 07 05:31 PM

Territoryy: Fish Vs. Shrimp
 
i wouldnt adjust the rocks, it will
disturb too much of the tank. i have the
same problem with what i thought is a
damsel, if you will take a peek at one of
my last posts. i mention that in teh
night time i think the peppies are taking
care of the aptasias, since im feeding
minimally they are real hungry for the
aip's. So, in the mornings i slowly
notice less and less aip's, so the peppies
must be hunting in the night time when the
visibility is less. Since the peppies are
red and clear, they are designed to be
invisible in the dark by nature, try to
cut down on any nighlighting you may have
and dont feed the tank too much as where
the peppies will be able to grab any food,
this way they will stay hungry and do
their job.


stringerbell wrote:
I added 5 Peppermint shrimp to my tank this weekend in order to try to
control an aptasia problem.
I did not foresee this problem:
The Shrimp are roughly the same size, shape and color as a Strawberry
Pseudochromis who has inhabited the 65 gallon space for about 8 months.
The Pseudy seems to actually be corralling the shrimp up into a corner of
the tank, very far away from said annoying anenomes.


StringerBell December 17th 07 05:52 PM

Territoryy: Fish Vs. Shrimp
 
Thanks for the reply.
Theres enough stuff for the fish to pick at in the tank, so I can cut down
on feeding a bit. Also, I`ll leave the "moonlights" off for a while. I think
I`ll try this before boiling up the shrimp with a nice garlic/butter sauce.


"wolfdogg" wrote in message
...
i wouldnt adjust the rocks, it will disturb too much of the tank. i have
the same problem with what i thought is a damsel, if you will take a peek
at one of my last posts. i mention that in teh night time i think the
peppies are taking care of the aptasias, since im feeding minimally they
are real hungry for the aip's. So, in the mornings i slowly notice less
and less aip's, so the peppies must be hunting in the night time when the
visibility is less. Since the peppies are red and clear, they are designed
to be invisible in the dark by nature, try to cut down on any nighlighting
you may have and dont feed the tank too much as where the peppies will be
able to grab any food, this way they will stay hungry and do their job.


stringerbell wrote:
I added 5 Peppermint shrimp to my tank this weekend in order to try to
control an aptasia problem.
I did not foresee this problem:
The Shrimp are roughly the same size, shape and color as a Strawberry
Pseudochromis who has inhabited the 65 gallon space for about 8 months.
The Pseudy seems to actually be corralling the shrimp up into a corner
of the tank, very far away from said annoying anenomes.




RubenD December 18th 07 12:06 AM

Territoryy: Fish Vs. Shrimp
 
Pseudochromis, in my experience are very territorial, especially with non
agressive species.
Mine was terrible on anything new, fish or shrimp.

Good luck!



"stringerbell" wrote in message
...
I added 5 Peppermint shrimp to my tank this weekend in order to try to
control an aptasia problem.
I did not foresee this problem:
The Shrimp are roughly the same size, shape and color as a Strawberry
Pseudochromis who has inhabited the 65 gallon space for about 8 months.
The Pseudy seems to actually be corralling the shrimp up into a corner of
the tank, very far away from said annoying anenomes.
I dont think I can re-arrange enough rock to fix this problem. Many of the
chunks are huge, foundational and were put in before substrate---so a
disasterous release of dangerous substances could ensue.
Any ideas on how to fix this one?
thanks again.............





Wayne Sallee December 18th 07 12:08 AM

Territoryy: Fish Vs. Shrimp
 
You can ad a Pseudochromis to a tank with said
shrimp, but adding said shrimp to a tank with a
pseudochromis is a very high risk.

Wayne Sallee



stringerbell wrote on 12/17/2007 10:11 AM:
I added 5 Peppermint shrimp to my tank this weekend in order to try to
control an aptasia problem.
I did not foresee this problem:
The Shrimp are roughly the same size, shape and color as a Strawberry
Pseudochromis who has inhabited the 65 gallon space for about 8 months.
The Pseudy seems to actually be corralling the shrimp up into a corner of
the tank, very far away from said annoying anenomes.
I dont think I can re-arrange enough rock to fix this problem. Many of the
chunks are huge, foundational and were put in before substrate---so a
disasterous release of dangerous substances could ensue.
Any ideas on how to fix this one?
thanks again.............



KurtG[_3_] December 19th 07 02:27 PM

Territoryy: Fish Vs. Shrimp
 
Wayne Sallee wrote:
You can ad a Pseudochromis to a tank with said shrimp, but adding said
shrimp to a tank with a pseudochromis is a very high risk.


Kids named my pseudochromis "Pow Pow" because he'll hide in the rocks
and then darts out to ambush a passing fish: POW.

Can you trap him out for a while? Put him in the QT for a few weeks and
let the shrimp settle. in.



Peter Pan[_2_] December 19th 07 04:33 PM

Territoryy: Fish Vs. Shrimp
 


Can you trap him out for a while? Put him in the QT for a few weeks and
let the shrimp settle. in.


I had problems with my pseudochromis, I took a 20 ox coke bottle and cut
the neck off of it and inverted it into the bottle (make sure you cut the
cap threads off) and secured it with a staple. After 3 days of not
feeding him, I placed some flakes in the bottle and dropped it in the
tank so it lands on it's side. After a minute or so, the pseudo swam in
there, and he was caught. Into the QT he went.

stringerbell December 19th 07 05:41 PM

Territoryy: Fish Vs. Shrimp
 
This particular Strawberry Pseudo was added after most fish and inverts ,
so it hasnt been nearly as bad as a previous Fridmani (trapped out after a
few months) and Splendid (trapped out after 1 day--the most beligerent SOB
yet in my tank.!) Yeah that Coke bottle thing works great.

The Shrimp did venture out at night and wound up in the rocks after a few
days.

Although my son did call me to tell me that fish were picking at a dead
shrimp this morning. I`m hoping it was just a shedded shell.........

Thanks again for replies.............




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