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Old 09-10-2011, 11:54 PM   #1
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cleaner shrimp scared ?

Hello I recently purchased a skunk cleaner shrimp about 4 days ago and he's been adapting to the tank.. the problem is he's staying on the far back corner on the side of my power head? He doesn't move from there? Even when I feed him.? The first 3 days he was moving around now he stays there and hides when I get close I really wish he would explore more): why is he behaving like this and will he ever move around.?

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Old 09-11-2011, 12:07 AM   #2
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I dnt have 1 but plan to get 1 in my future tank, but i heard a lot of shrimp do this and then after a while come out but u could try moving it by hand and see if it goes back
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:34 AM   #3
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I hope so/: I moved it twice with my hand and it waits for like 30 sec. Then it goes back/: at night it sleeps in the middle of the tank under a rock?
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:35 AM   #4
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Mine stay under a rock and they've been there since day 1. I can see them though so I'm not mad.
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:53 AM   #5
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That's good.. do the fish still get cleaned?
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:30 AM   #6
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Yeah, they go to the rock and the shrimp come out lol
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Old 09-11-2011, 02:04 AM   #7
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Lol I put my hand in the tank at night right now and it jumped out and started cleaning my hand and everything it felt really weird it was awesome lol!
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They do it to divers too, tickles, especially when there are many of them. They seem to think we need a good cleaning. Your giant hand must be a smorgasbord from their view point.
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Lol I think its kewl and kinda funny at the same time how he rushed twords my hand lol
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cleaner shrimp

i have had hit and miss with this species.either they hide all day long and come out after lights out or i have had them where they are front and center most of the day.no idea as to why.
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I read on this site that they are more social in groups, so I bought two more. Now my "hider" is out all the time with his friends.
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I read on this site that they are more social in groups, so I bought two more. Now my "hider" is out all the time with his friends.
thanks i think you might have nailed it.i will introduce two in the future.cant hurt to try.
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That sounds right I was going to introduce atleast one more hopefully they become social lol
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:43 PM   #14
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I read the same thing... groups of 2-3 make them less shy.

I had a shy one until today. I rescaped while doing the pwc and I let the shrimp clean my hand - he did for about 15 seconds, gave me a high five and now were cool. He has been out and about ever since.
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I bought another cleaner today almost 3 times smaller than the original cleaner and he seams to be getting out more.. plus I rearanged the rocks(:
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