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SubscribeFinally getting to start up a Saltwater Tank!!!
dvmchrissy
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superlion
 
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IIRC, cleaner wrasses will only feed on parasites and usually starve in home aquaria. If you want to see symbiotic cleaning behavior, get a cleaner shrimp, which will feed on parasites but will also enjoy other food sources when the tank's other inhabitants have been depleted of their parasite loads.

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dvmchrissy
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I would love to add shrimp ir anything in that family. I was concerned about the starfish. Everything I read about him says he's not safe around any crustaceans. Will he be safe?
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As far as I know, the chocolate chip star you already have won't prey on motile invertebrates like shrimp or crabs (it would probably eat them if they were already dead). It's sessile invertebrates (like clams, tube worms, etc) that would be at risk of predation from your sea star as well as the pillow cushion one. I haven't kept saltwater fish for years, so I'm not an expert, but that's what I'm remembering/reading.

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dvmchrissy
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Well that really excites me because I wanted something like a crab or shrimp. Thanks!

Want other fish would go well? I would like to add an anyone if possible so I can get a pair of clowns. That's something I have always wanted.
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