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Old 10-11-2006, 09:56 PM   #1
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cleaner shrimp question

Woo Hoo! My tank is finally done cycling!

I couldn't resist getting a beautiful pair of clownfish (a mated pair). They have been doing well for the last week.

I was wondering what type of cleaner shrimp you would suggest? Also, how many? I have a 72 gallon bowfront with 85 lbs of lr. I've put 4 snails in to help combat the algae, although I have a feeling that I'll need more of those too.

I don't want to add too much else until things settle down a bit but I'd like to have an idea about the shrimp (and this would give me a chance to do a little research on them).

Thanks for the input
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There`s all different types. It really depends on what there purpose is. Cleaners , no reason why maybe a couple wont suffice.
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I really like the blood red fire shrimp! They are a little more expensive though. The regular skunk cleaners are still really cool as well. I agree with melosu, a few would be fine. Maybe 3 or 4. Congrats by the way!
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I agree with ntswift and mel. I love the fire shrimp, very bright colors, but they tend to be shy. Personally, I would go with a cleaner, fire and pistol/goby combo.
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I have had fire shrimp but they hide to much. The color is sweet

I got a skunk cleaner shrimp a month ago and it plays. when I put my hand in the tank it jumps on my hand and tries to clean it.
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My Peppermints and Camel shrimp hide a lot, but all of my Skunk Cleaners are always out in the open and always come running whenever I put my hand in their tanks.
They are the coolest critters in my tanks.
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