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Old 09-20-2003, 03:36 PM   #1
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Do cleaner shrimp clean ICK ?

I don't really understand how the cleaner shrimp work? Does the skunk shrimp helps to reduce the outbreak of ICK ? They kill or feed on the parasites from the fish ? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Do Cleaner shrimp clean the tank as well as the fish?

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as gross as it is the skunk cleaners eat the parasite it will not help your
tank that has to remain fishless for 4or 6 weeks not quite sure how long...
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As noted cleaner shrimp eat parasites off of fish, also as noted, they do little to rid the tank of ick or other parasitic infestation. The life cycle of the parasite keeps this shrimp from being an effective parasite remedy, but it is still an interesting member of the tank
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What kinds of parasites do these skunk shrimps feed ?
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they will eat the ick parasite and dead skin off the fish they will also eat anything you feed your fish flake blender mush have even caught mine on the alage sheets.
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