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Old 09-15-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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I have read about cleaner shrimp pairing up with a fish and cleaning the gills. I have a Fire Shrimp and the other night, I saw him poking out from the rock he hides behind and then noticed my Kole Yellow Eye Tang was right there as well. I got up to look closer but they split up before I could get a good look. I did get the impression though that the shrimp was cleaning him. Do Fire Shrimp do that as well?
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Yes, I do believe Fire Shrimp will clean fish also. They will just not clean as readily as cleaner shrimp though.
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Cool. A nice plus I hadn't counted on. Thanks redsea.
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No problem! Glad I could help!
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My fire shrimp sits in the same corner of rock all the time. I don't have any fish yet but last night he was poking around the opening and I was watching him. I took out my phone to take a picture and he scooted back in. So we played tag for alittle bit LOL. I move he moved. When I moved REAL SLOW he stayed put. I also tested to see how "close" I could get before he'd react. It was about 8 inches from the glass (at normal movement speed). Real slow and I could touch the glass before he noticed.
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My fire shrimp sits in the same corner of rock all the time. I don't have any fish yet but last night he was poking around the opening and I was watching him. I took out my phone to take a picture and he scooted back in. So we played tag for alittle bit LOL. I move he moved. When I moved REAL SLOW he stayed put. I also tested to see how "close" I could get before he'd react. It was about 8 inches from the glass (at normal movement speed). Real slow and I could touch the glass before he noticed.
LOL Yes, mine stays inbetween two rocks. If you look from the end of the tank you can spot him and once in a while he will poke out. He will come out at feeding time and about a week ago I saw him scooting all over the tank for about 30 minutes. Then he was back to his home. Here is the best pictures I have been able to get of him.
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Awesome!!!!!!!! I haven't been able to get a full shot since I got him LOL. I don't have anything to "feed" yet so I don't have a "feeding time". Aren't they just sooooo uhmm RED.
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Sorry melosu58. I kind of thought at shrimp classified as a "fish" but my mistake. Thanks for setting me straight.
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