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Old 02-01-2005, 02:58 PM   #1
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cleaner shrimp cleaning ME!!

I just got a shipment of snails and crabs and reached in to get a small snail off of a larger snail. Then I get the weirdest sensation on my hand and looked in and the cleaner shrimp is just going over my entire hand to see what he can find! How funny, it freaked me out! I just turned my hand and he followed it around until he was tired and went on about his business. Is this common?
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Mine does that whenever I still my hand in the tank, interesting little critter
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You bet. My daughter BEGS me to let her stick her arm in the tank for a cleaning.
Its pretty common.
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Always happens. Strange, the other day I had one of my peppermints do that. That was unusual, I thought.
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Yep, they are curious/busy little beavers. It is a weird sensation. LOL
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my fireshrimp's a scardy cat... gotta get him to explore. thought i lost him to slightly elevated nitrates but he molted... glad he made it -- woot
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My skunk scurries across the tank if he sees me coming. The first splash of water from my hand going in and he's jumping at me. They're maniacs. They're so desparate to clean *something* since my fish won't give them the time of day (like they'd know what to do with it anyway?!) that they clean me whenever they can. Freaked my hubby out when his hand went in though. I think the cleaner tried to clean some hair off the back of his hand *ouch*!
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It feels really cool. My cleaners and peppermints do that to me. Manicure anyone?
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:35 AM   #9
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My daughter BEGS me to let her stick her arm in the tank for a cleaning.
I know exactly what you mean Kurt! Alycia's always begging to let the shrimp clean her arm.....
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Mine does it all the time my friends think its neat when they come over. To watch him jump on my hand they ask if they can try but only my hands in my tank
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