Cleaner shrimp

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  1. paul bloem

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    Hey all

    My cleaner shrimp and hermits keeps on taking the fish out of the anemone "purple tip". what can i do to prevent this. the anemone eats very slowly.
     
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    Hi

    Well, I did stand by with the tongs to prevent it;)
     
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    :lol: ok I`m doing the same at the moment. But it taks more the 30 mins
     
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    I've red that some ppl use 2L coke bottle, cutting the bottom off, if it's going to fit over the anemone.
     
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    it sounds strange that the nennie takes 30 ins to close over a piece of food, its normally far quicker than that. How often do you feed the nennie? and what do u feed, also how big?

    are there any clown hosting in the nenie, they often defend the territory quite activley and prevenbt other things from taking the food from a nennie ?
     
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    feeding the tank 5 mins before does help, catch everything giving problem like the shrimp with the net, next time you feed and they see the net, they will take cover. I had a similar problem with the clowns, fed them prior and a few times in the sump when the nemmies were being fed, they soon learn to behave.
     
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    Feed the fish and shrimp first to keep them busy then feed the anemone but i dont have that problem they dont dare come to close.
     
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    Does the anemone survive/recover? Ive got a small purple tip thats been hurt by my cleaner shrimp:(:(:(.
     

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