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Old 04-21-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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Stingray and cleaner shrimp help!!!

Please nobody mention how much space is needed or how hard they are as i already know this but i was wondering if i have a cleaner shrimp in an aquarium to help keep my blue tang ick free along with 2 ocellaris clownfish and a bi-colored blenny will my cortez/california stingray eat my shrimp even if he is in my tank like a month before the ray or will the shrimp help clean him too?ps- if you have a cortez ray with a cleaner shrimp please respond!!!
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He may last a little while but I believe eventually the ray will get him. The cleaner shrimp may not be out in the open to clean your fish if it is feeling threatened. If you keep the ray well fed he may not bother chasing the shrimp to much. There is really no way to say one way or the other. It will depend on the personality of the ray. I would assume it will not work though.
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yea one day the shrimp may look at the ray funny and become a snack lol no way to tell
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LOL, the first problem I see is using a cleaner shrimp to keep a tang Ich free. Has no one else picked up on that absurdity?

If there is Ich in the tank, treat that problem first. Once the display tank is Ich free you can start to worry about your other problems.
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LOL, the first problem I see is using a cleaner shrimp to keep a tang Ich free. Has no one else picked up on that absurdity?

If there is Ich in the tank, treat that problem first. Once the display tank is Ich free you can start to worry about your other problems.
Ha, yeah what species of cleaner shrimp is that? I WANT ONE!
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I do not have it yet and the shrimp,if u didnt know eats parasites off fish aka tang pretty much ich free!!!
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I do not have it yet and the shrimp,if u didnt know eats parasites off fish aka tang pretty much ich free!!!
I am very aware that cleaner shrimps pick parasites off of fish. Also very aware that ich is not one of them :p

Ich burrows too deep into the fish, and studies show 'wild or captive' that ich wasn't found in dissected cleaner shrimps either...
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I do not have it yet and the shrimp,if u didnt know eats parasites off fish aka tang pretty much ich free!!!
If only it was as simple as that
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Look guys i know its not that simple but it helps relive stress and strenghtens its mucas coating making ichs job harder anyway will my stingray deffinately eat it cuz im getting one no matter what because he will be in there for like 2 months cleaning my fish before the ray even goes in
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Look guys i know its not that simple but it helps relive stress and strenghtens its mucas coating making ichs job harder anyway will my stingray deffinately eat it cuz im getting one no matter what because he will be in there for like 2 months cleaning my fish before the ray even goes in
I'm not saying anything against putting the ray in and such since I have no experience with them. I just don't want saltwater newbies to read that cleaner shrimps remove ich, that was my main concern.
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