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Old 04-27-2011, 11:48 PM   #1
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I have a sick panther grouper and I was just wondering if getting a cleaner shrimp is possible with groupers? I have a panther grouper, miniatus grouper, golden stripe grouper(sixline soapfish) and a zebra moray. I have noticed the panther hanging around one of my hermit crabs for him to clean him but the crab isn't having any of it :P he has ich btw, any input will be greatly appreciated, thanks
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:56 PM   #2
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You need to do hypo salinity to get rid of the ich, a cleaner will rarely pick off parasites in captivity from what I have seen. Research hypo salinity.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:58 PM   #3
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Thank you Thom, I will look that up, never even heard of that before, thanks for the tip
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I think cleaner shrimps dont clean off ich. saw it on another post somewhere, but not too sure. I would quarantine your fish if it has ich though...
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Thanks for the input, unfortunately I do not have a quarantine set up nor do I have the money to do so at the moment any othersuggestions? I more just want a cleaner shrimp to help prevent it from happening again but I'm not too sure if they are compatible with all of my fish. Does anyone know? Thanks
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:12 AM   #6
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Moved the post to Sick fish forum.

The cleaner will not cure ick. And I do believe the groupers and an eel will make a snack of a shrimp.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:34 AM   #7
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i agree with austins dad about they might make a snack out of him but i disagree about curing ick i had a cleaner shrimp with a niger trigger who was really sick with ich and this fungus on his mouth i put the shrimp in not even a week later the trigger was back to perfect condition never flashed a rock again i might be one of the few that has gotten lucky with it but saying it doesnt work is wrong. but for you i would think theyd eat him
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Yeah I thought they'd might :/ any other suggestions on how I can cure him, I don't have a quarantine and I am using an organic ich medicine but if there are any better ways please let me know, unfortunately I am limited to what I can do as I have hermit crabs and an anemone and LR.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:14 PM   #9
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Didja consider and research hyposalinity?
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I did but I don't have a quarantine, if i did hyposalinity than all my rock, crabs, anemone would die
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