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Old 01/02/2007, 05:18 PM
Clint0912 Clint0912 is offline
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Question Cleaner shrimp opinion

I currently have two peppermint shrimp. Are they effective cleaner shrimp or are scarlet cleaner shrimp better?

The reason I'm asking is that I want to get a hippo tang and since they are so prone to ich,I would like to have a good cleaner shrimp to help keep him in good shape.

Just so the tang police know, I have a 125 gal long tank
Old 01/02/2007, 05:31 PM
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I've heard peppermint will occationaly clean but not very likely to do so. Skunk Cleaner's are really the way to go.

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Old 01/02/2007, 05:37 PM
Gooli Gooli is offline
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i've had both for a while...i never see the peppermints clean the fish...but skunk cleaner shrimp and red cleaner shrimp always do
Old 01/02/2007, 05:50 PM
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I have peps, blood and Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, but only have seen the Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp clean any of the tangs and dwarf angels!
Old 01/03/2007, 10:01 AM
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There is no evidence that any "cleaner" organisms feed on ich, and it's unlikely that they would even be able to. They should not be thought of as a cure or even preventative measure against ich.
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