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Nathans_Reef

Hi, I have just got a new cleaner shrimp for my nano reef, the tank doesn't currently have a lid. Has anybody experienced or heard of a cleaner shrimp jumping or climbing out of the tank?

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rough eye

they can jump. you'd be surprised how fast they can move if they want to.

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Zer0

When they get spooked they can jettison themselves backwards in short, very fast bursts. If they get cornered or scared and are at the water surface, they will shoot right out. 

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Nathans_Reef
11 hours ago, Zer0 said:

When they get spooked they can jettison themselves backwards in short, very fast bursts. If they get cornered or scared and are at the water surface, they will shoot right out. 

 

18 hours ago, rough eye said:

they can jump. you'd be surprised how fast they can move if they want to.

Thankyou both, I will add a lid to the tank then. 👍

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Matteo

There's not really a need. Most reefers I'd argue have open tops and definitely have cleanershrimp. 

 

 

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Nathans_Reef
On 6/18/2021 at 8:11 PM, Matteo said:

There's not really a need. Most reefers I'd argue have open tops and definitely have cleanershrimp. 

 

 

Ok Thankyou

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Murphych
On 6/18/2021 at 8:11 PM, Matteo said:

There's not really a need. Most reefers I'd argue have open tops and definitely have cleanershrimp. 

 

 

Agreed. There is more chance of snails on the wrong side of the glass. 

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Pjanssen

I've never had a cleaner shrimp jump. Mine actually comes over and cleans my hand if I put it in the tank. But any fish/shrimp can and will jump if they deem it necessary.

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Tamberav

They can leap out water…I know because they have done it while acclimating! However they typically don’t jump out of a tank spontaneously (like a fish might) and generally would only potentially do so if something spooked them. 

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