View Full Version : Cleaner shrimp

01-20-2008, 02:05 PM
I want to put a bunch of cleaner shrimp into my 72 gallon FOWLR.

How many could I fit in there?

01-20-2008, 02:41 PM
if its just regular cleaners then you shouldnt need more than 2 or 3 (i think)

01-20-2008, 03:08 PM
ditto with eric, however if its coral banded shrimp you want only get one since the may fight

01-20-2008, 07:56 PM
it doesn't matter how many cleaner shrimp you have in a 72g. You can easily have 50+, but I would personally go for 5 or 6.

01-20-2008, 08:23 PM
So then I guess I'll get 5 cause I like how they look. And I will make sure not to get coral bands.

02-11-2008, 08:31 AM
I had a question regarding them.

The one i have doesn't move really. It stays behind a rock in the corner of my tank during the day then at night it remains in that corner but goes on the powerhead.

Is this normal for them? I have not seen it anywhere else except for this location.

On the other hand my peppermint shrimp goes everywhere and jumps around all night.

02-11-2008, 12:22 PM
its just lazy, i really dont know, thats interesting. do banded shrimp only fight other banded shrimp or any shrimp?

02-11-2008, 01:11 PM
grab 3 coral banded...........and you're ready to go...

02-11-2008, 01:33 PM
Are you talking cleaner shrimp for your fish or algea, left over food etc?
If it is for the later peppermint shrimp are better for this purpose.

02-11-2008, 02:48 PM
its normal, my coral banded only comes out at night and he spends the day in the same piece of live rock. when i had my arrow crab in my old 10g he only stayed on the powerhead, but when i moved him to the 55g he walked around

02-11-2008, 07:08 PM
I m trying to catch my cleaner shrimp then move him to the other side of the tank. Hopefully then he will realize its not so bad other there.

02-11-2008, 09:47 PM
How long have you had him?

I am sure he will explore the whole tank eventually. Mine goes EVERYWHERE...he won't sit still.

02-11-2008, 09:49 PM
I am sure he will explore the whole tank eventually. Mine goes EVERYWHERE...he won't sit still.

*pops in shrimp ridalyn* lol