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Aggressive Shrimp #1
Hi everyone, this is my first post on here - So be nice :)

A while ago I purchased 5 Algae Eating Shrimps for my tank, however, it turned out as they grew bigger, one of the 5 was different...

After doing some research, I believe it's a Red Clawed Shrimp. My problem is, he's very aggressive and over the past month or so, is getting worse :(

I don't want to get rid because he's so interesting to watch. Any ideas how I could calm him down, or will I just have to live with it??

Oh.. and he's already eaten all his friends :P

Thanks in advance.

David.

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Re: Aggressive Shrimp #2
Cool looking guy!

What other fish do you have in with him?
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Re: Aggressive Shrimp #3
All the usual...

Neons, Tiger Barbs, Bleeding heart tetras, etc...

Also just got 2 congo frogs, hopefully they'll survive ok with him.
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Re: Aggressive Shrimp #4
When you say hes being aggresive, how do you mean? Has he harmed any of the fish?
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Re: Aggressive Shrimp #5
Yep. He killed all the other shrimps, nips all the fish I've got, and whenever he catches one, eats it whole :( I've seen it happen to a cherry barb, the other day!
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Re: Aggressive Shrimp #6
Crumbs! Better get him out asap then! Do you have another tank you can put him in on his own?
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Re: Aggressive Shrimp #7
If he's attacking and killing fish, get him out of that tank! You don't have any other choice.
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Re: Aggressive Shrimp #8
Unfourtunatley, he's already got one of my frogs

Poor little fella

I don't have another tank to put the shrimp in, so can't decide what to do. He won't survive in the pond
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Re: Aggressive Shrimp #9
Get him into a large plastic tub then take him to the LFS when you can, probably tuesday. If you leave him in there he will just eat all your fish.
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Re: Aggressive Shrimp #10
LFS?

Local fish supplier??