Notes: A more suitable name would be Cleaner Shrimp M.D. Adding Cleaner Shrimp to a reef aquarium is an effective and natural method of combating disease. These shrimp will clean parasites from the bodies and gills of fish in the aquarium. Fish value its service and will approach the shrimp to wait for a free cleaning. Some large fish in the wild allow the shrimp to clean the insides of their mouths without harming it. Providing additions of iodine will help the shrimp during molting.
This shrimp will also scavenge the aquarium eating leftover scraps of food.
Some predatory fish such as Hawkfish, Lionfish, Triggers, Puffers, and large Wrasses may eat the Cleaner Shrimp.