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Old 07-15-2013, 10:07 AM   #1
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Snowflake eel and cleaner shrimp

Will my snowflake eel and cleaner shrimp get along?
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:36 AM   #2
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Or any eel
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No they will not. The shrimp will be toast.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:49 AM   #4
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I agree. Snowflake moray eels naturally eat invertebrates and small fish. In captivity even cleaner invertebrates will be eaten by fish like eels, groupers, and hawkfish.
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I have a snowflake and a coral banded shrimp I added together as juveniles with no effects as of yet its been two years ...could be living on borrowed time but so far so good
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If you have a smart phone you can get coral magazine for free, I say this because they have an issue on morays. If you can get access to this page 47 of that issue is worth a read. It talks about morays with cleaners and it sounds like it is doable. It pretty much says to introduce the cleaner first for best success, if you can't do that don't introduce the shrimp at feeding time. The eel will accept the shrimp as a friend since it benefits from its cleaning services.
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My best guess is that it could work. Morays are near sighted, so he might make a mistake.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:18 PM   #8
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At the Zoo I seen shrimp and morays together. The eels don't mind because shrimp pick the parasites off them and clean them. So try it. I've read it in books too.
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I read in a magazine that in captivity predatory fish are more likely to eat cleaner organisms so it's really a hit or miss.
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You have a good chance the shrimp will be okay. But no guarantees.
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