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    Using a cleaner wrasse for ICH eradication

    Not the best idea!


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    Interesting pictures. I wonder what the elapsed time was between the two pictures. I'm sure there was some small window of time when a cleaner wrasse (or shrimp) could get to it, but I agree I wouldn't want to count on that instead of a QT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc View Post
    Interesting pictures. I wonder what the elapsed time was between the two pictures. I'm sure there was some small window of time when a cleaner wrasse (or shrimp) could get to it, but I agree I wouldn't want to count on that instead of a QT.
    Well, the numbers would be too much for one to be effective anyway.

    You should try it though! Hehe



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    So what your saying is setup a 40g tank with about 50 cleaner wrasses and then add fish one at a time for "clean up"
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    It just might work! haha

    All I know is the last time I had velvet in the tank, the fish were literally lining up to be cleaned by the one cleaner shrimp. It would have made an interesting video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc View Post
    It just might work! haha

    All I know is the last time I had velvet in the tank, the fish were literally lining up to be cleaned by the one cleaner shrimp. It would have made an interesting video.
    Now, you might be on to something here frank! I think this will be my next video.

    I will buy a heavily infested powder blue tang with Velvet and put him in a 10/G with 15 cleaner shrimp and 20 cleaner wrasse. That would be get a lot of views!!!

    “Velvet vs 15 cleaner shrimp and 20 cleaner wrasse”

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    So what your saying is setup a 40g tank with about 50 cleaner wrasses and then add fish one at a time for "clean up"
    It would be fun, but those parasites would win. All it takes is one. :-)

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    Cleaner wrasses are very effective unless you run into a big infestation. Have learned that you can
    have multiple cleaner wrasses if they are male & female. 2 of the same sex will always end up one
    being dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefahholic View Post
    Now, you might be on to something here frank! I think this will be my next video.

    I will buy a heavily infested powder blue tang with Velvet and put him in a 10/G with 15 cleaner shrimp and 20 cleaner wrasse. That would be get a lot of views!!!

    “Velvet vs 15 cleaner shrimp and 20 cleaner wrasse”
    i like that too! since now that i have 2 40 breeders i could do something like that but that sounds expensive and more of a summer project.

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    It's nice to have a cleaner wrasse in a tank but it annoys the heck of the healthy fish. I have seen fish chasing the cleaner wrasse around like mad.

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