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StayPuft
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.

saltyguy51
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!

anbosu
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.

StayPuft
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?

Eklikewhoa
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.

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

wanabebell
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

AquaKnight
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.

jag2232
12/11/2008, 10:51 AM
My grouper ate my cleaner shrimp

Snapper66
12/11/2008, 04:33 PM
:D Grouper and Cleaner Shrimp=Dinner