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Old 05-22-2014, 05:08 PM   #1
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cleaner shrimp

Does it hurt if the cleaner shrimp get you? I would imagine it's a great exfoliating experience haha
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:30 PM   #2
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In our fw 100 gallon I get nipped by the goroumi and barbs every time my hand goes in the tank for maintenance, so I get to look forward to salty bites to soon .... Yay

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Old 05-22-2014, 08:17 PM   #3
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If I stick my bare hand in my tank, which I don't do often, my clown will come out of nowhere, grab the fleshy part between the fingers, and shake back-and-forth like a little freakin' shark!! Doesn't really hurt, but you sure can feel it. The first time he did it, it scared the CRAP out of me, and I almost knocked my tank over from jerking my hand back so fast....
If I have rubber gloves on, he pays my hands no mind whatsoever.
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My cleaners come to my hands often, usually when I'm feeding my nems, they pick, pluck, or whatever it is they do, it's actually quite cute, and doesn't hurt a bit. Coral banded however, different story lol

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My serpent star will come out for a feel when I'm cleaning the inside of my glass.

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My cleaner always does this to me, doesn't hurt at all. It's a funny feeling though! Based on what little research I did, this behavior is natural - they do this instinctively to fish, that's why they're "cleaners".
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