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CBS symbiotic?      6/25/18
<Hey Dani>
I have a nano with a well established yellow watchman. I also have small purple coral banded shrimp, Stenopus tenuirostris, who has been close to the YWG. The YWG usually runs off anything that comes close but doesn’t seem to mind the CBS. I didn’t think CBS went into symbiotic relationships, other than cleaning stations on a rare occasion? Is this unique?
<The shrimp you have isn't widely used in the trade, but have encountered a mix of symbiotic relations with shrimp gobies. Thank you for sharing. Bob Fenner>

Branded Coral Shrimp, repro. reading   7/3/08 Hi Bob and crew <Trish> Just a quick question if you could help me out, please. My banded coral shrimp have had babies and unsure of what to feed them seeing I have never had any babies yet.. If you could e-mail me back with some helpful hints that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again Trish <Please read here: http://wetwebmedia.com/marind5_5.htm scroll down to all crustaceans, shrimps... read re Stenopid et al. shrimp family SubFAQs on Reproduction. Bob Fenner>

Gold or yellow CBS? Gold (Stenopus scutellatus) 12/06/2007 Hello crew! <Hi Danny! Mich with you today.> I recently moved my tank (4 months ago) without any incident thanks to information on this site. <Great to hear!> Before doing so, I sold my shrimp back to the LFS--I feared they are so sensitive they couldn't handle the transport. Anyway, today I purchased a coral banded shrimp. It was mislabeled as a "plain" CBS for $11 but I quickly recognized it was a little different because of the yellow-gold body. Of course I pointed out the error, but was still given the $11 price, as I frequent the store often. <Lucky you!> So, the guy told me it was a gold CBS (zanzibaricus). Naturally, I went online to try and confirm it while Mr. Shrimp was getting the drip treatment and behold there is also another Stenopus that looks similar called a yellow CBS (scutellatus). <Yes.> My shrimp is only about an inch at most across, little guy. The yellow is mostly on the upper part of the body, the claws and abdomen are banded red and white (attached a pic). <Is a Golden coral shrimp (Stenopus scutellatus), which can be differentiated from Stenopus zanzibaricus by the antennae, the former being long and white, the latter being red.> I could not find a description that differentiated the gold from the yellow nor if there was any significant difference in size or behavior...can you? I know whether it is gold or yellow seems silly, but it's important to me that I can properly identify my friends! <All about the bragging rights, eh?> The tank is 45 gallons, has about 40lbs of live rock, and about 5" deep layer of aragonite substrate. I have 192 watts of PC lighting and a Remora skimmer. Temp 78-80, ph 8.2, ammonia 0, nitrites 0, and nitrates 10ppm. <Zero is better.> Inhabitants include: 2 ocellaris clowns, 1 black-capped Basslet, 1 black-tail humbug, <Yikes... can grow up to be big bad boys!> 1 yellow tail damsel, 2 small blue hermit crabs, and a Hawaiian feather duster. Also, I have a handful, perhaps two handfuls, of Stomatellids and Nerites that hitchhiked on my live rock and survived the move. <You're having some pretty good luck here, though the Stenopus may find them tasty!> Thanks for your help in advanced! <Welcome!> Danny N. <Mich L.> Tampa, FL <Gouldsboro, PA... but visiting your fine state soon!>

Re: Gold or yellow CBS? Gold (Stenopus scutellatus) 12/07/2007 Hello Mich! <Hi Danny!> Thank you for the reply; <Welcome!> however, I am a little confused. <Heehee! My normal state...> So I definitely have a scutellatus, right? <Yes, white antennae = scutellatus.> The confusion is because of those pesky common names, <That's why it is always better to use scientific names, both genus and species...> as I have read that scutellatus is usually referred to as a yellow CBS and zanzibaricus as the gold CBS. <I have seen the names used interchangeably... with both species... Makes things nice and clear... eh?> Scutellatus is a little bit smaller out of the commonly offered CBS too from what I found. <Just don't try to keep him with any other CBS.> The humbug I have is actually kept in check by both the clowns for the moment. <Hmmm, sounds temporary...> I expect when she gets bigger, the tables might turn-- <Very well may...> at that point I will fetch her out of the tank! <Good luck with that!> Thank you again <Quite welcome, Danny!> and have a great visit here, <Thank you! I do hope it is most enjoyable.> the weather is great! <Well, it doesn't take much to beat the 6 degree F temperatures and snow that was in the Pocono Mountains this a.m.! Mich> Danny
Tampa, FL

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