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Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp cleaning ICH???

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Beckmola24

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I've encountered mixed feelings on this little creature. Do they really clean ICH off of fish? Someone in my LFS said that it was a myth and I was told by others that they did clean ICH. Does anybody know what they really do?
 

big t

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They really do! That is why they are called cleaner shrimp. They pick off all kinds of parasites from various fish and eat them
 

Beckmola24

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Thanks! Do they typically work better in groups? I only have one. How are they on the bioload? How long until fish and shrimp feel comfortable with one another? I've had the shrimp a week and it's starting to respond to me but the fish seem to shy away from it.
 
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slylie

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they will setup 'cleaning stations' and sometimes will clean your fish. most of the time, if your fish dont have parasites they will ignore the shrimp. Arent a strain on the bioload either.
 

NaH2O

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Welcome to Reef Frontiers, med902!! Why don't you start a thread on your tank issues, and we'll see if we can help out!
 
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