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Old 03-06-2004, 07:54 AM   #11
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Why when my cleaner shrimp is doing its job, the fish won't swim around like you guys cleaner does? The fish stays at the position with the shrimp and let it clean and went off. BTW why only my flame angel let the cleaner clean? My damsels and clowns don't let it clean at all.
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Old 03-06-2004, 12:33 PM   #12
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my clowns wont stick around for a cleaning either but i do have a spotted watchman goby that just lays there and enjoys.Its a riot to watch
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Old 03-06-2004, 03:16 PM   #13
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It is more the norm for the cleaner shrimp to set up a "cleaning station" so to speak. The animals will then come to them when needed. Angels, tangs and other more personable fish will typically seek them out. It has been my experience that damsel species will not often if at all allow themselves to be cleaned.

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Old 03-06-2004, 10:00 PM   #14
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I found my flame angel moving its body closer to the cleaner shrimp, but the cleaner ignored it, and the angel nip it once, why? BTW how long does shrimp takes to molt once? 24 hrs? Or just few mins?
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well mine has dose it in the night when all lights are off. but you can tell just before he dose becasue he dose not move vary much and is picking at his tail and such.
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Old 03-07-2004, 01:24 AM   #16
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I found my flame angel moving its body closer to the cleaner shrimp, but the cleaner ignored it, and the angel nip it once, why?
The shrimp do not always "clean" on demand even though it's in their nature. If there is nothing there especially. IME, cleaners will also often stop performing their normal duties once they learn there's a much easier food source available.

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BTW how long does shrimp takes to molt once? 24 hrs? Or just few mins?
I'm not exactly sure but I beleive it is only 5-10 min if that.

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I have over 25 in my 150 reef. i started with 11, and they multiplied like crazy. i've read numerous places that inverts like shrimp dont increase bioload, unless they are molting in a small tank. my other problem is that none of them clean. either i feed them too much, or my fish are super healthy. probably the former...
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Old 03-07-2004, 06:25 AM   #18
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i've read numerous places that inverts like shrimp dont increase bioload
Meaning shrimp don't produce waste? But I really did'nt see my shrimp wasting. Then where did the food they ate goes to? But I do saw snails pops.
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Shrimp do produce wastes but what they add in terms of load on the biological filtration is negligable.

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