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Old 12-18-2004, 07:39 PM   #1
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(Skunk) Cleaner Shrimp!!! WOO HOO!!!

I just got a (skunk) cleaner shrimp and it's acclimating in my tank. Now I would like everyone who has owned or does own one to tell me a little bit (or a lot) about this critter and any stories you may have. Also, if you can share some care tips and tricks that would be cool.

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Old 12-18-2004, 08:24 PM   #2
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If you get more than one they will carry (and hatch) eggs every two or three weeks.
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Old 12-18-2004, 08:46 PM   #3
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when they hatch, are the hatchlings easy to raise?
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Old 12-18-2004, 09:04 PM   #4
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They are great shrimp. Not shy at all. They stay out in the open and will even get on your hand/clean your hand when your in the tank. As far as care, they eat everything. They will skim across the water to grab flakes as well as any meaty item you add to the tank.
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One of my favorite inverts!! Once he get to know you, he will clean you arm. There is a pic in my gallery of both of mine on my daughters arm....it too cool. Any time I am working in the tank near them, they try to jump on.
Easy to care for, they will clean up scraps in the tank..no worries as far as feeding them.
Enjoy, they are a blast!!
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Firstly, quarryshark, I hate you! (JK, I don't really hate you but I am really jealous of your setup. I feel soooooo limited with my 20 gallon tank yet so is my wallet so I'll stop complaining now)

Secondly...

About 5-10 into acclimation when I was attempting to mix the water gradually, the process went ill and he fell into the tank. I'm not sure what's wrong with him but he's hiding out under this rock on the ceiling of a crevice. Could it be a symptom of not be acclimated properly? Or is he just being really shy? After he was in there for about 30 min, I brought some brineshrimp out of the freezer to feed my clownfish and him if he was interested, however, he ignored all the food that went directly past him. I'm started to get kind of worried. Can anyone diagnose the problem or give suggestions please?

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His behavior could be due to lack of acclimation. I hope he comes around for you. Good luck.
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I don't think my clowns even know he is in the tank.
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Could be the acclimation, or he could just be being shy (hopefully).
Mine hid for about a week and all the sudden they were out.....for good.
Fingers crossed for you. :|
Not much you can do but wait and hope.
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First time a cleaner jumped on my hand to clean it, I about screamed!...Didn't know any better at the time...
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