Anenome irritation

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  1. freek

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    I've got a rose bubble tip anenome which was in a good condition. My cleaner shrimp is irritating the anenome the past 2 days. It will sit in the anenome until it closes. Now the anenome is closed in a ball shape from about 14:30. I couldn't feed the anenome last night for the same reason.

    Must I take the cleaner shrimp to my DSB? I'm worried that I will loose the anenome.
     
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    Shrimps and hermit crabs have small, sharp "hooks" on their legs. These "hooks" can cut/injure any soft-skinned creature, such as anemones and LPS corals. For this reason, I refuse to keep ANY crab or shrimp in my tank, and would recommend that you remove the shrimp from your tank as well.

    Hennie
     
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    I agree 100% with Hennie.
     
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    How about a pic of the nennie ??
     
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    Hey guys. This is very interesting, and something I think needs a bit more attention.

    One question I have on this, is what CUC additions can be introduced to replace the cleaning ability of the cleaner shrimps, boxer shrimps, hermit crabs etc?

    Don't they have a VERY important role to play in the aquarium wrt cleaning?

    Hennie please advise...;)
     
  7. coral diver

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    Well I bet the Anemone is not hosting any clown that's why the shrimp can do that, purpose of the host is to keep ANNOYING tank inhabitants away from the anemone and cleaning or maintenance.
     
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    Unfortunately thats not always the case, especially when the clownfish are sleeping. Also, once clownfish are in captivity, there is no guarantee that they will take to an anemone.
     
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    Well I'm sorry if you can not make them host a captive bred clown, and have you observe a clown residing on a anemone when light out they will wake up and chase anything that gets to close, Oh and I personally help some people to make the clown reside on the anemone captive bred or wild, unfortunately separating them is a different story.
     
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