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Re: I killed my fish. Now: Stenopus beh.
<Hey Cecilia! JustinN here in Bob's absence!>
Yet another weird question. I have a 100 gal salt water tank - and I
have community fish. This weekend a friend of mine gave me a Red Banded
Coral (?) Shrimp. I have a Eibli (sp) Angel Fish and he will not leave
the poor shrimp alone. He isn't trying to hurt the shrimp - he gets
really close and flutters his back fins - then when we wonder where the
shrimp is - just look for the Angel fish. Its almost like a mating
dance - I guess - the shrimp does not seem stressed or anything - just
probably fed up with the Angel.
<Mmm, probably not the case -- what you are witnessing is part of
the communal relationship that shrimp hold with other sea-faring life.
The Angelfish is expecting the shrimp to jump on and 'give her a
cleaning dead cells, parasites, and other wastes off the coat of the
Angelfish. Coral-Banded Shrimp, in my experience, don't take part
in this activity as often as a typical 'Skunk Cleaner Shrimp,'
but its definitely
not unheard of.>
What do I feed the shrimp? The guy that gave it to me had to give up
his tank and I don't know much about the new member!
<These shrimp tend to be of the obligate bottom-feeding type, and
will likely eat just about anything provided to them. My experience
included them readily eating dried foods (flake, pellet, etc) as much
as they consumed regular foods.>
<Glad to help, Cecilia! Enjoy the show with the shrimp -- if
you're lucky, the shrimp will take to the cue, and start cleaning
your Angelfish (and possibly other fish) regularly! Have a read through
and related subheadings. -JustinN>