Camel shrimp...aggressive?

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    laura-jean friend to the fish

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    I put a camel shrimp in my tank yesterday. Saw my clownfish alive and well today, but when I got home he was NOWHERE to be found. Do camel shrimp typically attack fish?? Should I take him out??
    laura-jean, Dec 13, 2011
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    jcegt87 Dude Dude DUDE!!!!!!

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    i have never heard of peppermint shrimp attacking anything , the clown is probably just hidding or ,may be just coincidental , but i highly doubt thet the shrimp did anything
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    Camel shrimp shouldn't be aggressive towards fish, but they will eat your corals.
    ErinCahir, Dec 13, 2011
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    little_fish Moderator

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    +1 Erin, soft coral especially
    little_fish, Dec 13, 2011
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    ZyberGoby Because I'm clever VIP Member

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    yes they love to eat leathers and Xenia also cant for get Colt, Kenya and polyps. but the one I had it was reef with caution and well it ate half of my freshly fragged finger leathers. so yeah watch your soft corals. I ended up selling mine on Craigslist...
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    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

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    Like others have said, I dont think the Camel shrimp is to blame for your clownfish - but it does have an appetite for coral
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    bjohanson1234 .........

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    Just an FYI, camel shrimp and peppermint shrimp are different.

    Camel Shrimp
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    Peppermint Shrimp

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    Camel shrimp are known to eat corals, where as peppermints are generally reef safe.
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    Samhain Satin, Lace, and Sequins

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    Oh thank Goddess! I thought I just made a horrible mistake adding in a pair of Peps. I was pretty sure they weren't the same thing, but then again, they do look somewhat similar......
    Samhain, Dec 13, 2011
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    My pep shrimp got a taste for Duncan's... he wouldnt leave one alone the whole time... ended up ripping two tentacles out and eating them in front of me... the next day he was traded out
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