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Old 03-16-2011, 08:08 PM   #1
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I just got a skunk cleaner shrimp a few days ago and he is now cleaning my fish like I wante him to. I've had a hippo tang that's been having skin issues and the shrimp doesn't leave him alone. The tang keeps going back but I'm curiouse as to whether or not it's bad to have the shrimp clean the same fish too often? The tang does seem more healthy and happy.

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No i don't think it would be a problem. The shrimp only eats dead skin or parasites so it would not be doing damage to any healthy tissue. A tang could easily get away from the shrimp if it was causing problems or didn't want to be cleaned.

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Hippo tangs are notorious for having ich and cleaner shrimp are known to suposably pick off the white dots.. anyways, yea the Hippo tang just likes to be cleaned off and maybe the tang likes to be cleaned by the shrimp more than the other fish...
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Believe me, that tang won't let him clean unless he needs it. Sit back and let nature take its natural course.

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