The Benefits of Having Cleaner Shrimp in Your Aquarium
Do you want something that will clean your aquarium or something that will get rid of parasites from your tank? Considered very versatile, cleaner shrimp are what you may add to your collection of aquarium pets. This kind of shrimp will eat just about anything! Although these cleaner shrimp are really omnivorous by nature, they are known to have mild attitude towards other fish in the same tank. However, there was no known incident in which they attacked fish.
The benefit of a cleaner shrimp is that it will clean the tank for you. With this we mean that the shrimp will eat dead skin. If a fish is sick, what it can do is to swim beside the cleaner shrimp so the shrimp can eat the bacteria. One thing that you need to remember is that shrimps of this nature are best kept in groups of three. More than that and you will see that they begin to get shy.
Truly, this kind of shrimp is a natural and superb scavenger. It will also clean parasites off other fish or even eels. It will even eat parasites off your hands if you put your hands under water or in the tank. These cleaner shrimp are also easy to maintain because they can tolerate copper sulfate and high concentrations of ammonia. It is very unlike many other crustaceans in which you have to keep close watch over these two chemicals. Accordingly, cleaner shrimps are very ideal for beginners in the aquatic world.
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The Benefits of Having Cleaner Shrimp