Skunk shrimp aka cleaner shrimp

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Hi,
Can a cleaner shrimp/ skunk shrimp be In a 10 gallon or 20 gallon high, coral only tank? Or do they get to big and if so can you list some others that our similar.
 

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Yes they're fine

Feed some large sinking foods like hikari crab pellets and algae wafers

I believe most of the horror stories are because people are starving them
 
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I have a 20 gallon high just coral also, will they eat that algea to, I'm assuming they do but what types of algea will they eat?
 

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Mine is in a 20 gallon with plenty of corals. Doesn’t touch them. Just make sure you keep him well fed. Had mine for about 5 years now.
 

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Only problem I've had with cleaners is them ripping food out of lps. Other shrimp will too but I think the skunk cleaners are the worst. I also keep a blood red fire shrimp, and a coral banded but have really gotten to enjoy my two peppermints. They are the coolest shrimp I've kept. These two are huge. My first time keeping them. I had no idea they grew so large and colorful. I've heard of them bothering coral but I've not had a problem. They're pigs and get plenty of food.
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Only problem I've had with cleaners is them ripping food out of lps. Other shrimp will too but I think the skunk cleaners are the worst. I also keep a blood red fire shrimp, and a coral banded but have really gotten to enjoy my two peppermints. They are the coolest shrimp I've kept. These two are huge. My first time keeping them. I had no idea they grew so large and colorful. I've heard of them bothering coral but I've not had a problem. They're pigs and get plenty of food.
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Aww, thanks for the reply, and thank you all for the replie
 

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They arent algae eaters but they'll eat algae wafers

They are food thieves but I trust peppermint shrimp even less
 

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