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Cleaner shrimp

Stenopus hispidus
Region: Egypt
Created: Sep 06, 2010, modified: Jan 13, 2012, overall rating: 0.000

(Stenopus hispidus) eagerly photographed because of their bright red and white stripes.
These smalla
animals feed on pests, nuisance fish and crustaceans. Likesome fish species, they are organizing this "sewage treatment plants,where spend much time waiting for" customers "and moving with his longwhite antennae. Whenapproaching a "client", the shrimp first, it is easy to relate to itsantenna, so as not to anger, and then gets to work, removing variousparasites from the skin, gills and mouth. Usually, these shrimp form pairs for life.

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