View Full Version : Damn My Dancing Camel Shrimp!

06/06/2007, 03:26 PM
I got a camel shrimp (aka common dancing shrimp) a few months ago. Did not have corals then. Now I want corals but the book "reef Invertebrates" says they are not reef safe and eat small polyps. It says they will decimate a zoanthid population in no time. Does this mean I cant have Acropora without it eating it?

He has not bothered my clam though.

06/06/2007, 04:11 PM
they eat LPS i never had a problem with my SPS. They will eat your fungia and hammer coral types like candy.

06/06/2007, 05:21 PM
I have 2 in my tank, and they never bother anything. I had 2 torches and a galaxea (sold them recently), and still have candy cane, many zoanthids, and some SPS. Due to my flame hawk's appetite, they only come out at night, though. I'm not sure if they're naturally nocturnal.

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06/06/2007, 05:32 PM
They irritate clams to a point to where they gey stressed and give off a sent that drives them wild, then they die and the shrimp have clam stew, think I'm kidding, ask around. I once bought a beautiful metalic green frog spawn and placed in in the tank, within a day they (3 of them) devoured half of it, I had to dismantel a 155 gallon tank with 250 lbs. of live rock to get them out, was it worth it...damm right! do yourself a favor and get them out now before you stock the tank.

06/06/2007, 09:17 PM
he has not bothered my clam in months but i believe you. back to lfs he goes

06/07/2007, 05:51 AM
Mine ripped my yellow polyps to shreds in front of my eyes.
Many frustrating nights later managed to get the shrimps out.

06/07/2007, 04:09 PM
TWallace your tank must be well fed, maybe that's why.