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  1. #1

    Default hand feeding pacific cleaner shrimp.

    0 Not allowed!
    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 that i dont lose my finger for a just

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    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.
    55 Gallon Freshwater

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    When I kept shrimp I would feed them flakes using a pair of tweezers. It seemed to work really well for me
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL=""]

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    0 Not allowed!
    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.

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    I feed my cleaner shrimp my hand all the time. It kinda tickles.
    كل نفس ذائقة الموت ثم الينا ترجعون

  6. #6


    0 Not allowed!
    I love feeding mine! He always jumps on my hand when I put it in the tank, such a nosy little bugger, lol.

  7. #7


    0 Not allowed!
    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..
    Life is tough, it's even tougher if you're stupid (John Wayne)
    If you're not angry, you are not paying attention (Ralph Nader)
    9 Tanks (2-29G QT) ranging from 150G to 10G for my 1/2 moon Beta

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    0 Not allowed!
    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.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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