Cleaner shrimp and Zoa's

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by wiesnerm, 11 Aug 2009.

  1. wiesnerm

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    I bought a cleaner shrimp a few weeks ago and it was living nicely in an opening between the live rock for about a week. Then it decided it likes my Zoa's and he moved to his new location. With him sitting on the Zoa's for most of the day, they are closed up and are only open for limited period of times when the cleaner shrimp decides to go for a walk.

    Is this bad for the Zoa's not be open most of the day? How can I get the cleaner to move back to the LR again?
     
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  3. RiaanP

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    You sure there is not a dead or dying Zoa's in there. Else you have Detritus buildup between the Zoa's

    Take a powerhead and blast the Zoa's clean.

    If the shrimp still sits there, re-position the powerhead for a day or two more unto the Zoa's. Convincing the shrimp to move.
     
  4. wiesnerm

    wiesnerm Thread Starter

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    I checked last night and found a dead Zoa in there and removed it. I also blasted the Zoa's and (almost) no detritus came out.

    I will give the shrimp a few days to see if he will be moving house again.
     
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    mine does the same,seem like they like zoas, but he luckily spends enough time on other rocks as well..
     
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    My cleaner will move onto my zoas and GSP so i moved them away from his Area abd he hasnt sat on them since....Maybe move the coral away from his area and see what happens....
     
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