View Full Version : Grouper and cleaner shrimp?

12/08/2008, 05:09 PM
Does anyone here have a grouper and cleaner shrimp in the same tank? I've been thinking of getting some type of red grouper for my 150 but I don't want it to eat my 3 cleaner shrimp. I've had these 3 for a long time, they're the Three Amigos. Just wondering if anyone has been able to keep these with a grouper. Thanks!

I'm very willing to get some small grouper and trade it into the LFS when it grows big.

12/08/2008, 05:24 PM
If a Grouper would'nt make a meal of them I would be really surprized, unless the Grouper was real tiny!

12/09/2008, 08:40 AM
Groupers, even when small, have huge mouths. I think you have to choose either or, because eventually they are going to be dinner.

12/09/2008, 04:17 PM
Yeah, I decided to stick with the shrimp. No grouper for me.

How about a Lunare Wrasse? Would it kill my cleaners?

12/09/2008, 04:49 PM
At a LFS there is a 14" + grouper with a single very large cleaner shrimp...

I have seen several times where the grouper had it's mouth open and the cleaner was inside cleaning.

12/09/2008, 06:44 PM
In my experience lunare wrasses love to eat shrimp.

12/10/2008, 02:09 PM
Id say no...ive seen groupers snap up cleaners...
I have a sea betta which is in the grouper family with a cleaner shrimp...but since your adding a grouper im assuming you have an agressive tank...and a sea betta wouldnt be the best idea for that

12/10/2008, 04:09 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=13915494#post13915494 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by wanabebell
...I have a sea betta which is in the grouper family...
That's actually not true at all (but is a very common myth). Sea Betta's, aka, Marine Betta's, aka Comet's, are in the Roundhead family, in which the only one other fish commonly offered that's related, is the assessor.

12/11/2008, 10:51 AM
My grouper ate my cleaner shrimp

12/11/2008, 04:33 PM
:D Grouper and Cleaner Shrimp=Dinner