Finally got a picture of him at feeding time tonight.
Nice - I think those are quite beautiful, but too darn elusive.
I went back and forth before I decided to buy him for those very reasons. Very beautiful, but rarely seen. On the plus side my mithrax crabs are almost always out in the open providing some interest to the tank.
So I'm guessing the blood shrimp hide much more than the scarlet skunk cleaners? My pair of scarlet skunk cleaners were always out providing interest and hatching lots of food for the tank until they both died the same night a while back (not sure but I've never had an iodine test kit so I never dosed iodine and the levels may have dropped to a point that they couldn't shed their exoskeletons???). I was thinking of replacing them with a pair of blood shrimp, but may have to reconsider if the blood shrimp hide all the time.
Looks like Phil is stocking his tank with all of my choices as well. (First the Kole and now the blood shrimp )
I had one in my 280g that I saw at best every other month. It's so pretty - far too pretty to not enjoy often. Perhaps I had a fish or some other invert that kept it in hiding, but during my travels I almost only see them when visiting a LFS.
Mine hangs out on the underside of my birdsnest colony all the time. I can see him back there, but he's certainly not out in the open. He only comes out at feeding time. Doesn't even come out at night. But they're so gorgeous I couldn't resist.
I have an "Arch" with a "roof" that slightly angles toward the front of the tank...the scarlet skunk cleaner pair hung out under the arch all the time, but they weren't really hidden from view or anything...the Flameback Angel would swim up to them and let them clean him for a few seconds, swim off, then swim back for more cleaning...the clown and the goby stayed away from the shrimp's arch mostly but occasionally the shrimp would go over to the goby's cave and pester him...he'd swim through his cave to the back side of the tank to avoid them.
Really disappointed to hear the blood shrimp stay more hidden...really wanted a pair for the 75...there color is so bold, they definitely would add some interest to a tank, if you could see them.