The quirks of being a reefer

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by red deacon, 16 Jun 2016.

  1. red deacon

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    Yesterday I lost a cleaner shrimp due to what I am presuming was old age. I had the guy for just under 3 years and he was one of my original cuc. He survived a few tank upgrades in his time but his greatest feat I suppose was surviving my lack of skills :001_cool: I suppose a lot of you are wondering what the hell is this dude on about. I mean its just a freeking cleaner shrimp. Therein lies the irony. Yup he was just a cleaner shrimp, but man that guy was my buddy. When I fed my fish frozen food ( about once a week ) this guy wanted his piece of lancefish from me and would take it out of my hand. He was the first thing I looked for when I checked my tank in the morning. I remember the absolute panic I went through when he molted on me for the first time, and the absolute joy I experienced when he popped out from where he was hiding later. In terms of cleaner shrimp lifespan I reckon he did well. Go well my little buddy and thanks for all the fun we had.
     
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  3. linksar

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    Sorry for your loss. I can related. We absolutely love our cleaner. Named him johannes because he loves "jou hande". Fantastic little creatures.
     
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    Sorry dude. Also lost mine. I have no idea what happen to him. He was also awesome.
     
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  5. CameL

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    aah man i went out for the day yesterday, came home and see the urchins have chowed my purple monti :(
     
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