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Old 10-15-2012, 09:44 PM   #91
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Guys quick question on shrimps. What shrimp gets rid and eats pests? Also if I don't quarantine a fish with a pest will the shrimp take care of it?

Or is it a hogfish that eats pests and the shrimp just cleans the fish.

Closest to an eel that ill get Is an engineer goby
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:09 PM   #92
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I dont trust mine with inverts
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:10 PM   #93
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Guys quick question on shrimps. What shrimp gets rid and eats pests? Also if I don't quarantine a fish with a pest will the shrimp take care of it?
If you can QT everything. Fish and shrimp are more of a defense, not a cure. But cleaner shrimp eat parasites and other things off of fish and peppermints will eat aptasia.
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Scarlet cleaner shrimp. Totally awesome. Mine cleans my hand when its in the tank. There is also a wrasse called the cleaner wrasse that is really cool but needs a big tank with alot of other fish. I think it feeds primarily off of these. Expert ONLY! I don't telly on my shrimp to clean parasites and stuff off new fish though but it helps. IMO that goby is awesome and since you really like the eels would go with it. I don't know how try are with inverts though.
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Here's that cleaner wrasse. I wanted one but my tank isn't big enough.http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...309&pcatid=309
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Cleaner wrasse is a fish that IMO belongs in the wild. The vast majority of specimens die in captivity anyway, but more importantly, these animals provide a vital service to other fish on the reef. They just really shouldn't even be collected IMO.
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Yea I've read that before somewhere too. Stick with the cleaner shrimp. They ate awesome anyways.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:11 PM   #98
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Guys quick question on shrimps. What shrimp gets rid and eats pests? Also if I don't quarantine a fish with a pest will the shrimp take care of it?

Or is it a hogfish that eats pests and the shrimp just cleans the fish.

Closest to an eel that ill get Is an engineer goby
QT your fish before adding them so you have no pests. If you have saltwater fish then you know that once your tank gets Ich the only way to remove it is to take all the fish out, treat them, and let the tank run fishless until the ich lifecycle runs its course.

In addition, if you put a fish in with any disease or parasite, you've exposed all your fish as most parasites have a free swimming stage and fungus is contagious as well. It would suck to spend all this money and time on these fish just lose them all.
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The place I want to order from quarantines the fish and then ships them do you think I still should quarantine?
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:17 PM   #100
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Yes! Because the reason fish get diseases is being stressed. Shipping or transferring tanks is a huge stress for fish! Plus they coul be lying to get you to buy from them instead of everyone else.
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