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mecka
10-05-2004, 04:22 AM
Was cleaning up some of the dreaded red fluff algae when he come out of the rock,i knew i had seen him a couple months ago.Have not lost any fish but have been noticing alot of empty shells laying around.

Skimmer King
10-05-2004, 05:59 AM
Hey there mecka what other shrimp can you put in there with him and what fish will the shrimp eat .

mike

Quinn
10-05-2004, 06:12 AM
If he's been eating snails he's likely a "smasher" and won't eat fish at all... not sure if you can risk any other crustaceans in with him.

StirCrazy
10-05-2004, 03:12 PM
If he's been eating snails he's likely a "smasher" and won't eat fish at all... not sure if you can risk any other crustaceans in with him.

woh woh big gunner :mrgreen: , both my smashers ate fish like they were going out of style.. they are just more sneaky at catching them. a smasher will eat anything it can hit or grab, its that sperer that is more likely to leave armored critters alone.

Steve

mecka
10-05-2004, 08:03 PM
I am not really sure if he is a smasher but will post pic later tonight

Quinn
10-06-2004, 02:59 AM
My bad, Steve. Did a bit more looking around and saw that your experiences are fairly common.

mecka
10-07-2004, 03:37 AM
He is gone,gave him away