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    cleaner shrimp

    Is it necessary to have two cleaner shrimp in a tank in order for a cleaning station to be established.I've seen the one I have do what looks like cleaning but now I'm not sure. Read it somewhere the other day that you need two for this and am just looking for your opinions on it. If so, can one be added at a later date without conflict generally speaking? Or will all hell break loose?Thanks in advance.

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    you only need one.
    you can add more if you wanted, they will be friends.
    sometimes they can just lose their desire to be cleaners and just eat off the floor.
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    I only had one cleaner shrimp in my 10 gallon nano, he set up a cleaner station. He really loved to clean my hand when ever I cleaned the tank.

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    mine will swim across the tank just to make sure my hands are all clean.
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    I've acctually seen scooba divers get their teeth cleaned by a cleaner shrimp on tv ... looked really funny

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    I'd pay to see that. LOL

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    Yeah saw that a couple of weeks ago on one of those scooba diving shows ... I could'nt beleive it. It was funny the diver was holding her breath in order not to disturb the shrimp but as soon as she let the bubbles out the shrimp scurried off. I wish I had tapped it

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    Yeah thats pretty cool, wish id saw that too!!! hehe

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    Sounds amazing. Wish I saw it.

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    If you have two cleaners, they will always have eggs, which are great coral food. But yes, one is just fine.
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