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Old 04-24-2011, 09:30 AM   #1
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Pepermint shrimp started cleaning my arm. Last night

I got some new coral last night and while arranging them my peppermint shrimp which I have had for two weeks and barely see came out and started cleaning my hand went all the way up my arm it was really cool
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:32 AM   #2
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eeeeek I think if my shrimp crawled on me I'd freak out. LOL I have 4 peppermints and love how they sway and kinda do their dance. Mine also scavenge throughout the day so I get to see em' usually.

Are peppermints known to clean?
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I have never heard of them doing it but it did it felt like a bug crawling on you
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I bought a cleaner shrimp the same night and have never seen it since I put it in my tank lol
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I was debating a cleaner but they were a little pricey for me at $24. I also have a pistol shrimp I bought for my goby who hasn't even met him yet. lol That was like $14 down the tank, I never get to see him.
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My pistol paired with my goby in like two days they are really fun to watch that little guy works his butt off lol
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:-( Mine are at complete opposite ends of the 4 foot tank. All the pistol does is make HUGE piles of sand on my corals. I've had to move a few already. I also never heard any clicking, does yours click?
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I have heard of pepermints cleaning. Its not as common but it happens. Carey, you could try catching the goby or luring him over with food and introducing them
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Mine clicks every once in a while usually at night it's pretty loud I am usually in the other end of the house when I hear it mine has tunnels going under every rock in my tank
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The one I use to have would only crawl by my hand like he was about to clean but would get scared and run.
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