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    I want to put a bunch of cleaner shrimp into my 72 gallon FOWLR.

    How many could I fit in there?

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    if its just regular cleaners then you shouldnt need more than 2 or 3 (i think)
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    ditto with eric, however if its coral banded shrimp you want only get one since the may fight

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    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.

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    So then I guess I'll get 5 cause I like how they look. And I will make sure not to get coral bands.
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    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.
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    its just lazy, i really dont know, thats interesting. do banded shrimp only fight other banded shrimp or any shrimp?
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    grab 3 coral banded...........and you're ready to go...
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    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.
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    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

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