Question about Cleaner Shrimp


New Member
Are cleaner shrimp generally hardy? I had one last about a week and a half and then died. He was quite active all over the tank during that time. I want to get another one to replace him, but not if folks here indicate that they are hard to keep alive? Tank is relatively new and has 10 hermit crabs, a peppermint shrimp and clownfish that have been stable for weeks.


Well-Known Member
They are easy if your tank is stable. The only ones I’d get are the skunk cleaners. Coral banded shrimp aren’t a great choice becaus when they are grown they will take fish.