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Old 08-02-2015, 02:12 PM   #1
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Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp


I have a scarlet Cleaner shrimp, and I'm aware that they tend to clean things. Just last night, after having him for 8 months, he began to actually get on my fish (one spot foxface and tomini tang) to clean them. Should I take this as a possible sign that my fish have parasites?

I wonder why tough corals are called hammers, and weak corals are called buttons...

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No not necessarily.
The shrimp will get on who ever pulls into his station!

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Besides cleaning parasites, Cleaner Shrimp also work like dental floss to get rid of bits of food that get stuck in the teeth, back scratchers for that itch they just can't scratch and louffa (?) sponges to get rid of dead skin. They are an all around good place to visit for the fish.

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These sound like the coolest creatures!

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my cleaners hitch a ride once in a while it's kind of neat
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Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp

Not at all. I put my hands in and my peppermint shrimp give me a manicure and last I checked I don't have any parasites.

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