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Old 02-15-2014, 11:42 AM   #1
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Shrimp eating Birdnest

I was just curious if anyone has had the problem with their cleaner shrimp eating the polyps on a birdnest coral. Mine is tapping the polyps which causes them to retract and then he is getting a late night snack.

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Are you sure it is eating polyps and isn't doing what you put them in your tank to do, clean up dead/decaying matter?

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I agree, I doubt it's eating the polyps. Mine will climb on corals and cause their polyps to retract
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X3 he's prob just doing his cleaning thing
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My peppermints do it as well sometimes. They might just be hungry because I mostly feed pellet food and cyclopeeze twice or so a week. What are your feedings like?
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