cleaner shrimp

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    margaritaville

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    Wondering how long before a cleaner shrimp should clean?
    My yellow tang keeps presenting himself to the shrimp but the shrimp dosn't want anything to do with him, hes only been in the tank for a day or so.
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    I've read that alot of cleaner shrimps stop cleaning as they just feed off the brine shrimp leftover by the fish and other critters - If its full theres no reason for it to go looking for more I suppose.
     
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    Apestylers reply is true.also sometimes it takes more more time for it to happen mine waited almost 3 weeks before it got the action.It may also be happing when you can not see the action like at night since most are more nocturnal.
     
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    The others are right give him time to settle in the tank.He'll get to his job in a couple 3-4 days .
     
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    That is interesting. Our tank is the opposite...the cleaner shrimp want to clean the fish, but the Purple Tang always swims away from them. :sfish:
     
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    That happens with my cleaner shrimps (I have 2) - They get lucky with the gramma & regal tang for a second but usually swim away, however my clown will not have anything to do with them
     
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