04-13-2009, 09:31 PM
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and orange spotted wont pair up with a cleaner. a cleaner is an interesting shrimp IMO with alot of personality but they do not form a symbiotic relationship with gobies. they may clean them, but thats about it. i have heard of cleaners in the wild hanging out infront of eel burrows and even being able to climb inside the eels mouth to clean it. they will sit out front of the eel's hole and when a predator comes to eat the shrimp, the eel grabs the predator.
i got a definition from the web from ask to help explain.
| Symbiosis is a close ecological relationship between the individuals of two (or more) different species. Sometimes a symbiotic relationship benefits both species, sometimes one species benefits at the other's expense, and in other cases neither species benefits
Pistol shrimp and watchman gobies share a burrow. The shrimp has poor eyesight so the goby sits outside the hole keeping gaurd while the shrimp digs and keeps the place tidy. its pretty cool to watch if you can get them to find eachother in the tank and if it isnt in the back where they are out of sight. youtube has some videos.