View Full Version : hand feeding pacific cleaner shrimp.

03-18-2012, 02:04 PM
I have a pacific cleaner shrimp in my tank but i noticed that everytime i feed; it doesnt seem to get enough food.

I am contemplating handfeeding and wanted to know if it was safe ...so that i dont lose my finger for a just cause...lol


03-18-2012, 03:16 PM
I used to feed mine all the time. I have a coral banded shrimp now and I hand feed him, he has bigger pinchers then a cleaner and you dont even feel anything but a little tickle lol.

03-18-2012, 03:19 PM
When I kept shrimp I would feed them flakes using a pair of tweezers. It seemed to work really well for me

03-18-2012, 04:04 PM
They are shrimp,if you are feeding the tank then you are feeding them. They do a much better job of keeping the tank clean if they have to actually look for food. And yes,you could hand feed them,all my shrimp rush to my hand when I dropper feed the corals.

03-18-2012, 04:34 PM
I feed my cleaner shrimp my hand all the time. It kinda tickles.

03-20-2012, 11:22 PM
I love feeding mine! He always jumps on my hand when I put it in the tank, such a nosy little bugger, lol.

04-11-2012, 07:02 PM
I can't keep mine off my hand anytime it is in the tank! it does feel a little wierd while it cleans you, lol..

06-19-2012, 04:03 PM
My cleaner that I used to have would come clean my hand if I put it in, and he'd do that with everyone else too. It feels quite odd, and is very amusing to watch, particularly if you've somehow managed to get fish food under your fingernails.