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Old 10-21-2004, 11:11 PM   #1
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Cleaner shrimp in action, WOW!

I picked up some cleaner shrimp today and all i can say is i am amazed. It is the coolest thing I've ever seen in my aquarium. After less than 1/2 hour in the tank, my coral beauty and auriga were coming by for a visit. The shrimp crawled all over the fish and the fish just let them do their thing. After a little while, the fish swim off, and then come back.

It is very cool to watch!

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Old 10-21-2004, 11:45 PM   #2
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Better luck than mine... my trigger ate my cleaner within 30 min of putting him in the tank... I should have known better but he was fine with my peppermint and coralbanded.
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They are definitely fun to watch. Hopefully just picking off dead scales.
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Ya I hope to get one once I get a real reef tank... I can't bring myself to get rid of my Niger Trigger because he was one of my first fish and he is definately the best one of his kind I have ever seen.
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For a treat, try sticking your hand near them. Chances are they will jump on and start cleaning your arm. Mine do it all the time.
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how well do these shrimp tollerate less than perfect water conditions? e.g. if something dies and i dont find out for several hours, how do the cleaners tollerate that?
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shrimp like all inverts are very sensitive to water changes... however a good crew may be able to suck up a dead carcas before it becomes a rotting problem... leads to many "dissapearing" fish.
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