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#1 Blakey

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 10:49 AM

I was always fascinated by shrimp tanks in the freshwater side of the hobby and never considered it as apart of the marine side of things, until now.
I fricken LOVE my peppermint shrimp and in the 3 weeks I have had them they have grown HUGE and are the most vibrant red. They are hilarious to watch running around feeding and everyone is always excited when they notice one hiding in the caves.

So I think I'm going to get my shrimp on and shrimp it up and turn my tank in to a shrimpalicious shrimp haven.

I am getting a pair of bumble bee shrimp and Saron shrimp in a couple of weeks and will see how I go with them if all goes well I just might bite the bullet the get some of the blood shrimp or the red line cleaner shrimp.

What's everyone's thoughts on shrimp in the marine tank?

What are some ideal scaley tank mates?

#2 Riggers

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 07:00 PM

I looooooooove shrimp man!! I had about 50 boxer shrimp in my reef tank, super cleanup crew :) I was at Vebas last week and they had the most amazing blood red shrimp! It made me want to do a nano marine setup just for shrimp :)

#3 Blakey

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 07:48 PM

Yeh I know I saw those ones at vebas too!
I get these ones in a couple weeks
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#4 Riggers

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 10:16 AM

They're amazing!!

#5 Shane-o88

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:48 AM

Red handed shrimp are easily scooped with net and torch off rock walls at night, pretty sure they are classified as a bait species so you shouldn't get in trouble. You may want to double check though.


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#6 Riggers

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 12:07 PM

Red handed shrimp are easily scooped with net and torch off rock walls at night, pretty sure they are classified as a bait species so you shouldn't get in trouble. You may want to double check though.


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I used to go to Hilary's boat harbour and go scooping for shrimp! It's sick fun!! :)

#7 Shane-o88

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 12:09 PM

Not a bad way to pass time at all, noticed them hanging around while I was fishing. Collected a few for my tank. Nice looking shrimp too.


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#8 MattyB

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 08:11 PM

gives me ideas for my 6x2x2 marine :P



#9 Blakey

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 06:51 PM

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Hillarys Marina.
Any of this stuff usable in my tank?
Snail shrimp and starfish

#10 Shane-o88

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 06:30 AM

Should of left the shrimps with eggs in the ocean mate


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#11 Riggers

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 11:26 PM

All useable mate, they're boxer shrimp from the looks of it... Literally thousands of em down there!!

The starfish may knock your stuff around, but I couldn't be sure, mine used to knock everything off! :)

#12 Jules

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 08:59 AM

just be careful of the water temps.

our oceans are cool, temperate down here. if your heating the water, some of the local species may drop off from it being warm.

me personally, id stick to aquarium store supplied marine stock etc.



#13 Mattymak

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 10:51 AM

They'll be alright !

#14 Shane-o88

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 10:55 AM

I personally do not remove any berried or pregnant animals from the wild. It just don't seem right


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#15 Blakey

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 08:34 PM

Hey now come on lads - there was literally more shrimp there than blowfish so I don't think me taking 6 shrimp is a big deal with eggs or not. Nobody saw me so it's not like I was promoting the fact.
If it makes anyone feel better - let's say I put them back.

I didn't really though - I put 2 in my tank of the small ones and the rest went in my refuge. It's a healthier and safer environment for them to raise their kids IMO.

Everything survived and is doing fine... However I'm going to be getting rid of both my starfish soon.. Although I love my red hairy one, they do knock stuff around.

#16 Riggers

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:55 PM

Yeah the starfish knock everything around..... Sticking the shrimp in the 'fuge is a great idea, I had them in the live rock section of my sump, they do a fantastic job of devouring any left over bits of veg food and keep things nice and clean down there




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