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Harlequin shimp project !

Post by orange bam bams on Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:09 pm

Ok so i aquired a pair of harlequin shrimps about 7 Weaks ago ! Mainly because of pesky asterinas but with research asterina isn't enough to maintain their diet so you have to substitute with other bigger species of starfish ! As the asterina population declined i started using sandsifter stars but that was getting expensive quickly ! So i had to come up with an alternative plan one that was renewable more like farming cdness had proposed a wonderfull idea of using ccs's as there legs are regenerable obviously being sterile and iodine on the cut I's very beneficial also keeping amputie away from the others for healing as cannibalism can take place on a fresh wound ! But any way things are underway for now they r I'n my sump but i will be setting up a smaller tank specifically as a star tank ! I have ten ccs's as of now and will be feeding a leg every week-week and half ! While harvesting I'n a rotation i should be able to maintain a constant renewable food source for awesome (pain I'n the butt) shrimp lol !!
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Post by orange bam bams on Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:09 pm

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Post by orange bam bams on Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:16 pm



8 BIG chocolate chips ! Ordered through Ty at best pets ! With out his help this project would have been much more difficult to make happen !
I kinda want a tide pool setup though now Smile Wink I'm still pondering and looking 4 a smaller size tank ! I have decent sump space were they reside for now !
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Post by cdness on Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:22 pm

30 Gallon Oceanic cube on Craigslist:

http://fargo.craigslist.org/for/2838798598.html

Even better as they are in DL... Or is this one yours?..lol.

You should be good to go as long as you let the freshly cut one heal away from the others. You could set up a 20 or 30L and add a baffle like system to the one side to keep a small section set up specifically for the fresh cut one. Let water flow but stop the starfish with slots in a piece of acryllic.
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Post by orange bam bams on Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:31 pm

Will add more as this project unfolds...

Cdness that was exactly what i had I'n mind for a healer section ! The 30 gal on CL I's mine i was hoping to not use a sump setup although i could seal the holes up w/ caps i was hoping to find one that was a little shallower like a 30 long breeder or so but i may just use that one to get something going !
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Post by danreefs on Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:34 pm

Man i so bad wanna get a pair.
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Post by orange bam bams on Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:39 pm

danreefs wrote:Man i so bad wanna get a pair.

They are amazing creatures that's for sure ! I wouldn't want just one either they are so funny as a pair !! how they communicate and move around together ! Male drags food all the way back to there den and right before they get home the female steals the food Lmfo real amazing species ! Just be prepared for the hassles that come along with owning them... I kinda started backwards like always tend to do... Lol! My pair was ordered I'n also by Ty.
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Post by orange bam bams on Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:02 pm

I was wonderin why male was out during daylights messin with fish for that last pic !! The female molted !
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Post by Swanwillow on Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:37 pm

I have a 25 with stand for sale down below Wink

Anyway, wish I had the guts to do harlequins. But I'm too shy of the whole starfish eating thing.
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