Hi! I’m Sheldon the cleaner shrimp! Come learn about how awesome I am!

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  • I live in the oceans- specifically in coral reefs around the world.
  • I specifically am a Pacific cleaner shrimp and you’d find me in the coral reefs of the Pacific oceans.
  • I am a crustacean.
  • I love to eat parasites! You read that right- I eat parasites!
  • In fact, I eat parasites off fish! We have a symbiotic relationship where both the fish and shrimp benefit.
  • Often, you will find a group of shrimp in areas we like to call cleaning stations!
  • Large fish come over and we go to work! Sometimes we even share the duties with cleaner wrasse (a small fish).
  • I do have an exoskeleton and compound eyes.

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I sure hope you have enjoyed learning about me! I enjoyed meeting Ellie and Edmond when they came snorkeling in my coral reef!

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2 thoughts on “CLEANING IS MY SCENE!

  1. Dangrdafne

    Thank goodness this post is the answer to yesterday’s post 🙂 I didn’t know there were different types of shrimp. I must say he is very pretty.

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