Creature of the Day – Pederson Cleaner Shrimp

Pederson Cleaner Shrimp

This little guy is a Pederson Cleaner Shrimp, and he loves to….clean! Fish, that is! They have brilliant blue and purple markings that makes them stand out on the reef, or in an anemone.

They will set up a cleaning station where fish will come, just like a car wash. The shrimp climb onto the fish and eat any parasites. They will even clean gill covers and inside a fish’s mouth. Will that be a wax and a buff too, ma’am?

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