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Old 10/21/2017, 12:58 AM   #1
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Pairing up fire shrimps

Hi All,

I have a fire shrimp that I love in my 65G, he has been there about 8 months. I would love to have a pair of them. I know they are hermaphrodites - but does it mean that if I buy another one they would pair up for sure? Or they could be fighting? I saw a pair of fire shrimps once on Divers Den, but we really like our, his name is Rudolph, would like to keep him. The pair is anyway long gone and I have not seen another one since. Very interested in hearing your experience with pairing fire shrimps.

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Old 10/21/2017, 04:42 AM   #2
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Lysmata sp. are pretty peaceful.
That痴 why in most lfs they値l have 30 juveniles together in a tank with very little or no aggression whatsoever.

Though once you have a mated pair they値l become territorial and will no longer tolerate intruders.

So YES get any other one and they値l be buddies no problem.

Two is company threes a crowd for these guys.

And it applies to all lysmata. I致e had mated l. Amboinensis stress l. Debelius and l. Wurdemanni to death.



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Old 10/23/2017, 04:31 PM   #3
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Lysmata sp. are pretty peaceful.
That痴 why in most lfs they値l have 30 juveniles together in a tank with very little or no aggression whatsoever.

Though once you have a mated pair they値l become territorial and will no longer tolerate intruders.

So YES get any other one and they値l be buddies no problem.

Two is company threes a crowd for these guys.

And it applies to all lysmata. I致e had mated l. Amboinensis stress l. Debelius and l. Wurdemanni to death.

Great ti hear that, thank you for your prompt answer! My fire shrimp is huge, seems much bigger than 2" that is supposed to be their maximal size. Can I get another fire shrimp of any size, or it should be another adult? Would love to see them mating



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Old 10/23/2017, 10:34 PM   #4
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If you want a pair quickly, the newcomer should be fairly big.

You値l most likely catch them releasing larvae around 10-11 pm .
Mating is low key , we usually miss it.

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Old 10/27/2017, 07:01 PM   #5
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If you want a pair quickly, the newcomer should be fairly big.

You値l most likely catch them releasing larvae around 10-11 pm .
Mating is low key , we usually miss it.

Good luck


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Good to know, thanks. The fire shrimp is our favorite invert in the reef.


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What if you have one that is kind of big already and a year old? Go tiny?

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What if you have one that is kind of big already and a year old? Go tiny?

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For faster pairing go same size.


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