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Cleaner shrimp yellow lump on side

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Hello,

I have just order a cleaner shrimp from celler marine online and it has arrived but there is a large yellow lump on his side can anybody tell me what this is please.

The lump doesn't look very big in the photo.

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Reply #1

you will find a lot will have it. Its a parasite which only seems to live on Cleaner Shrimp. It doesn't harm the shrimp and won't transfer to any other stock ( maybe other cleaner shrimps? ) Oh, it also doesn't come off with molts

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Ok thank you.

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never seen anyone try to remove them before :O fair play

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