Lysmata amboinensis- you ate what?

Lysmata amboinensis- you ate what?

Postby pyrobull99 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:57 pm

Found this on Wikipedia “The pacific cleaner shrimp is also known to eat its own kind during mating season. Once reproduction has occurred and the eggs have been fertilized the shrimp acting as the male may consume the female.” How do you prevent this problem?
Sorry for the delay, I had to get a new babelfish :)
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Postby Clownfish75 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:29 pm

never had it happen, having plenty of rock work, space and plenty of food, they always seemed to do ok to me.

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Postby MReith » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:30 pm

hi

This behaviour doesn't sound like a EES (Evolutionarily Stable Strategy) and seems rather improbable to me.
Any literature citations or own experiences for this behaviour or just another wiki-tale?

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Postby pyrobull99 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:11 pm

There wasn't a citation listed for the statement. I was just doing some research on this species when I came across this. I wanted to see what the community had to say. Who would want to acquire a "wet pet" and then watch it get eaten during a breeding challenge :?
Sorry for the delay, I had to get a new babelfish :)
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Postby Luis A M » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:41 pm

It is simply not true.
But when a small group is kept,they are murdered at molting time until just a mated pair remains.Same with L.debelius.Peppers are easier to be kept in groups,providing some hiding places for molting shrimp.
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Postby karlm » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:58 pm

Mine the day light hours together and night time they split up and clean.
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Postby BaboonScience » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:22 am

Mine are fine as pairs as well.
"The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth" Jean De La Bruyère (1645-1696)
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Postby spawner » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:45 pm

Luis A M wrote:It is simply not true.
But when a small group is kept,they are murdered at molting time until just a mated pair remains.Same with L.debelius.Peppers are easier to be kept in groups,providing some hiding places for molting shrimp.


The wikki is very wrong.

Funny thing is that I have 4 fire shrimp that grow up together, three are SH the other is a male, he gets picked on. Seems that they are not likely pair bonded after all. More complicated than that.
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Postby Joe_ness » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:49 am

Yeah, i would take anything you find on wikki with a grain of salt.
You could post anything you want on the site. It'll take them a couple of weeks, possibly months to go through it and check validity.
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