When your skunk cleaner shrimp goes to the dark side!
Oh man did my cleaner shrimp become a jerk! He realized that coral take in food and harrassed every coral that he could looking for peices of shrimp in their mouths. He created a routeen. He'd start with my bubble coral. He picked at this so much I think it may die. Then he'd clean all the polyps on my montis and poci's so they would retract all their polyps. Drove me nuts. Then started agitating my 100 head duncan coral, ok shirmp you've crossed the line! then took to my zoa garding making sure to close up every one! DUDE YOU"RE KILLING ME!
I tried a trap. He didn't fall for it
I tried chasing with a net, they are FAST and really good hiding.
So how do you remove one? How do you trick it? I just figured it out.
Don't feed your tank for 3 days, get it hungry.
Turn off all your pumps so the water is still.
Drop in floating pellets, he'll come to the surface upside down to snag them. Then BAM hit him with a huge net! Thats what I did, he's now peacefully living in my quarantine tank ready to clean any new fish I bring in. Took about a month to get the stinker out though...