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Old 10-20-2004, 01:34 PM   #1
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Cleaner Shrimp

This has to be the most interesting thing i have ever watched. He has more character to him than any fish i have ever owned. The guy at the LFS told me that he would not clean my damsels but every afternoon i look in the tank and he is hitching a ride on the belly of one of my damsels. And the damsel doesnt seem to mind. I also have a question on how often they are supost to molt. Mine has molted twice and he has only been in the tank for about 2 weeks maybe a little more. Is this normal or is there something wrong with the water quality that is making him do this.

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1 saddle back clown that hosts my condy
1 cleaner shrimp
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:35 PM   #2
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I forgot. Should i remove the molted skin from the tank or just leave it in there.
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29gal.
65W Accentic 65W Daylight PC
Aquaclear 150 HOB Filter (soon to be upgraded to a 15gal refugeum)
Seaclone 100 Protein Skimmer
20 lbs Live Sand ~2in SB
35 lbs Live Rock ~ (wanting to have about 45lbs when done)
1 yellow watchman goby
1 saddle back clown that hosts my condy
1 cleaner shrimp
1 peppermint shrimp
hermits and snails
2 emerald crabs

Corals
Devils Finger Leather
Closed Brain Coral
Starburst polyps (2 colors)
Yellow Colony Polyps
Pink and silver zoos
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:57 PM   #3
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With a clean up crew, they will eat the molt. Just leave it.
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:26 PM   #4
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Its only been in there for about 6hrs.
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29gal.
65W Accentic 65W Daylight PC
Aquaclear 150 HOB Filter (soon to be upgraded to a 15gal refugeum)
Seaclone 100 Protein Skimmer
20 lbs Live Sand ~2in SB
35 lbs Live Rock ~ (wanting to have about 45lbs when done)
1 yellow watchman goby
1 saddle back clown that hosts my condy
1 cleaner shrimp
1 peppermint shrimp
hermits and snails
2 emerald crabs

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Old 10-20-2004, 03:29 PM   #5
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Cleaner shrimp are really cool. Mine clean my hand and arm when I do tank maintanace. Just leave the molt. The shrimp may actually eat part of it. It is suppose to be benifical to them as they develope thier new shell.
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Old 10-20-2004, 03:32 PM   #6
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Yea mine wont leave me alone either. He is always grabing my arm when its in the tank. Kinda freaks me out some times if i am not paying attention.
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29gal.
65W Accentic 65W Daylight PC
Aquaclear 150 HOB Filter (soon to be upgraded to a 15gal refugeum)
Seaclone 100 Protein Skimmer
20 lbs Live Sand ~2in SB
35 lbs Live Rock ~ (wanting to have about 45lbs when done)
1 yellow watchman goby
1 saddle back clown that hosts my condy
1 cleaner shrimp
1 peppermint shrimp
hermits and snails
2 emerald crabs

Corals
Devils Finger Leather
Closed Brain Coral
Starburst polyps (2 colors)
Yellow Colony Polyps
Pink and silver zoos
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:01 PM   #7
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My cleaner has gotten so huge that he is now becoming a menace in my small 46g. He is all over the corals and has many times stolen food right out of my hairy mushrooms mouth. I may need to change my Avatar soon.
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Look in my gallery at my cleaners, they are a trip. One of them actually swims to the surface when I feed now, and its a 30" deep tank.
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