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Old 05/07/2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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Emperor shrimp

Sorry for opening a new thread but I am very happy with my latest acquisitions and just wanted to show them (off).



They accept New Era pellets for food.

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Old 05/07/2012, 06:31 PM   #2
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Wow, I've never seen them before. You are lucky to have them....beautiful.


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Old 05/07/2012, 07:47 PM   #3
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WHOOOAAAAA. when i first saw the pic, i thought the shrimps were DRAWN IN. so cool.

anyone have any information on them? how much were they? are they a pair?


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Old 05/07/2012, 07:51 PM   #4
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You need to get them a cucumber to live with. It will greatly increase their comfort and odds at surviving.


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Old 05/08/2012, 05:01 PM   #5
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I also thought that they only lived in symbiosis with echinoderms but after some research I found out that it is not symbiosis but commensalism (hopefully I wrote that correctly).

I see them taking dry, live and frozen food so I am hoping for the best.

Although they were sold to me as a pair I must say that they do not spend much time sitting together. But as long as they do not act agressively towards each other I am fine with that.


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Old 05/08/2012, 05:03 PM   #6
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Commensalism is a type of symbiosis. So they are symbiotic with a echinoderm.


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Old 01/14/2014, 03:56 PM   #7
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How are your emperor shrimp doing, MVP? Did you ever get them a commensal?


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Old 01/14/2014, 04:00 PM   #8
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They will host nudibranch and cucumbers actually. I'm pretty sure a lettuce sea slug would be perfectly fine and the safest route to attempt (despite not being a true nudi).


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