Any one has any experience with them? I saw this fish cleaning the tangs' body this afternoon and couldn't resist to buy one since I will be keeping tangs in future need it to rid the parasites off my tangs.
But before I bought it I have already read that they are hard to keep in captivity, because they seldom accept foods other than parasites, mucus or dead skin off fishes. Today before I bought it I asked the guy at LFS
is it true he showed me by putting mysis shrimp in the tank. The cleaner wrasse gobbled them down like there is no tomorrow. After I have seen this I bought it right away.
Acclimatised it, he start checking my yellow tang body. The yellow tang also let him nib at him. Then I did the feeding with garlic soak brine shrimp, all fishes went for the food including the cleaner wrasse.
So my question is, if he is eating alright will there be a problem? I saw on the net somewhere it says even they accept other food also won't do them any good because these foods don't give the nutrients they need, only parasites, mucus or dead skins can provide that, is that true?
If it is true does that mean I am doom? Will he be dead few weeks, or even few days down the track? Anyone has experience keeping this cleaner wrasse at all?
Any comments, ideas, helps will be much appreciated. Thanks.