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September 21, 2006 at 7:23 pm #940HaynesMember
I am still researching the orchid dottyback to see if it would be alright to add one to my seahorse tank. I am not sure where I read this, but I seem to remember seeing that OR breeds Orchid dottyback. Is this correct?
Also I really want to get a bumblebee shrimp, but I don\’t want it to get eaten if it is too small. How could I prevent it from being eaten if I get one that is too small? Any suggestions?September 22, 2006 at 12:53 am #2892LeslieGuest
The Orchid Dottyback should be just fine. They are the only Dottyback to be considered for a seahorse corral. They are a much more passive fish than their relatives. OR is working with them I believe but they are not available yet and do not know when they will be.
http://www.inlandaquatics.com has them available singly as well as in pairs.
I am not familiar with a Bumblee Shrimp?
Do you have a link to a photo or the species name?
I think if it is to small you take your chances unless it is reclusive and then IMO why bother if you will never see it. You could try placing it in the tank in the eveining after the lights have gone out. My ORs have never been interested in ornamental shrimp. That is certianly no quarantee.
LeslieSeptember 22, 2006 at 1:16 am #2893HaynesGuest
Thanks for your advice about the Orchid dottyback. I will feel much safer about the purchase knowing that OR is breeding them.
The bumblebee shrimp (Gnathophyllum americanum) only grows up to 1 in. Do you think that this is too small a shrimp to add in with my seahorses?
Thank you for all of your help!
Post edited by: Haynes, at: 2006/09/23 07:42
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