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Old 04-04-2006, 07:54 PM   #11
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CBS often get a bad rap. While they tend to take advantage of "defensless" inverts, most of the time they are simply cleaning up the tank of already dead/ill/injured occupants. Many a shrimp has been wrongfully accused of homicide when they are just cleaning up the remains of an already expired fish. Personally, I have one in my 72gal reef along with three peppermints, two skunk cleaners, one fire shrimp and one pistol shrimp. No problems what so ever.
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Old 04-04-2006, 08:45 PM   #12
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Yeah I had a CBS that was my first shrimp got him about 2 years ago. He is currently in my mother tanks because he liked eating $20 Skunk Cleaners. I do like them but I dont like housing them. He would always try and grab my fish. He wouldnt even wait for the hermits to molt he would just grab them and rip them out of the shells. In my 55g I currently have 2 Skunks, 2 Fires, 3 Peps, and a Pistol with no problems.
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dont want to sounds stupid, but cleaner shrimps are called cleaner shrimps or are there several types of cleaner shrimps.
All the Lysmata shrimp are in the “cleaner” shrimp family and these include the Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Peppermint Shrimp, & the Blood Red Fire Shrimp.

The skunk & Fire will clean fish of parasites but the peppermint will usually not although mine seems occasionally interested in it.
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Thanks you guys! As always, you guys are the best!!

I'm looking into adding some more here pretty soon.
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i'm entertaining purchasing some shrimp for my tank this weekend, hopefully the lfs has a coral banded shrimp in stock and a cleaner shrimp or 2
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Nice new avatar hackteck Not that I didn’t get a kick out of your old one

Arrrgggg, me thinks it’s time to walk the plank :P
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:25 PM   #18
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Kinda looks like a Wu Tang album cover to me!!! Either or is good!
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The "fish lady" at my LFS, says she sees the fire/blood red shrimp actually will clean better then the others. She also said she has seen them clean sick fish before the other shrimp will. I just got a blood red, myself. It was funny, when I acclimated him, he played dead the whole time. I went to add him to my tanks and he was limp. I thought he was a goner, as soon as he hit the water....he was under a rock....
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