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Old 06-17-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
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cleaner shrimp coming soon

Hey guys. I am getting a cleaner shrimp this weekend and wanted to hear everyone's thoughts on theirs! Pros and cons are welcomed
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Take your time acclimating it, it is best to do the drip method. The only con I have with shrimp is they take food from corals.
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I just got 2 yesterday and while they look cool I don't have any solid experience, Curious to see this thread go forward.
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I thought I would jump in and ask a question. Can you have two different cleaner shrimp in a tank? Let's say a coral banded shrimp and I believe they are called fire shrimp(the ones that eat glass nems)
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I just got 2 yesterday and while they look cool I don't have any solid experience, Curious to see this thread go forward.
I am curious, what all have they nibbled on? How did your current fish react to them when they were added?
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Nobody cared that they went in LOL. They are front and center right now in the tank, about 2 inches from my goby. I also have 4 peppermint shrimp and so far no issues.

I was curious how this cleaning of the fish thing works, my yellow tan has gone by them but hasnt stopped. The kole tang hasnt even noticed them.
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Meh, my cleaner shrimp doesn't take food from my corals. But my hawk fish does >>. He just hovers by my turkey baster and slurps up whatever I'm feeding. Just be sure to slowly drip acclimate him.
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Peppermint shrimp eat aiptasia. And I have a coral banded shrimp, several peppermint and a cleaner in my 75. They generally ignore each other. The CBS is the most aggressive but he doesn't seem to go after the others.
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Peppermint shrimp eat aiptasia. And I have a coral banded shrimp, several peppermint and a cleaner in my 75. They generally ignore each other. The CBS is the most aggressive but he doesn't seem to go after the others.
Ok good because I wanted to get a coral banded shrimp and a peppermint shrimp. Thanks for the info.
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Cleaner shrimps to me have the most personality , I have 3 in my 90g and I'm about to get 3 blood shrimps .... I would be careful cause the coral banded shrimp are known to kill cleaner shrimps :-/

Oh and yes my shrimps love taking food away from my anemone and corals :-/ but you gotta love them
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