Will the lions chomp the shrimp?

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  1. herkie

    herkie R.I.P.

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    Jeaques caught a beautiful cleaner shrimp, will the lions eat it or should he put it in my tank?
     
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    youtube that and watch.
     
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    Do you have a link to this?
     
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    no, but the shrimp got eaten rather quickly
     
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    Just type "lionfish eats cleaner shrimp or shrimp" - you will find it there.

    And yes, a nice snack for them :)
     
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    sometimes yes... sometimes no...

    if you see the lion look and put his pectorals forward... stick a net in between them... quick quick quick.... stay sharp... i have seen pics of shrimp cleaning lion mouths so it all depends on the lion
     
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    its still super awesome to watch a lion eat :whistling:
     
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    i had a cleaner with a lion for ages... cleaner was bigger than the lion when they were introduced, and as the lion grew up he just knew that the shrimp was a good guy. even when the lion was 3 times the size of the shrimp and could have snacked him like a bar one, the shrimp just cleaned him.

    so maybe if they're introduced when the lion is too small for prey to be an option, it will be cool
     
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    Well it is his natural food so if hes hungry hes going to hunt and eat it.. Keeping it well fed may help with making him lazy to hunt? but its not an exact science..
    Remember lions are gluttons and will usually eay fish / shrimps up to 2/3rds their size..
     
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    too true!
     
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    Nice meal for the lion fish. At least you did not pay for the shrimp.
     
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    Sorry for the late reply but here goes.

    Ten minutes after I posted the first post Jaques Walker calls-the shrimp was in the lion's belly.

    Now the rest of the story, he caught 2 cleaners and gave the other 1 to Danie Botha. That shrimp is very well and the lion is lying down to have the cleaner's attention. I will try to get a photo for next time.
     
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    One lion was hungry and the other not...lol
     
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    don't want to hijack the thread just want to ask I was told this bugger is not reef safe:

    [​IMG] always loved the color are they reef munchers?
     
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    Thanks @Tobes - looks like I wont get him I like my reef ;)
     
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    The cleaner shrimp in Danie's tank is still eating the parasites off the lion. the lion seems to be lying on its side to accommodate the shrimp.
     
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