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 #238  by odin
 30 Apr 2016 20:19
So i was watching my communal tank and noticed some of the shrimp eating directly from mouth to the algae, quite a few of them do this which is really funny to watch!



I was worried at first maybe it had an issue with its grabbing claws but it kept switching between normal hand to mouth and eating directly from the rock :lol:
 #247  by odin
 02 May 2016 22:13
opae ula related wrote:Cool. Never seem mine eat like that.
I'm not sure if there isn't much food on the rocks or they are just trying to get something tasty from the surface which didn't come away very easily.
 #287  by opae ula related
 06 May 2016 04:06
Actually now I noticed mine do the same thing on the surface of the glass.
odin wrote:
opae ula related wrote:Cool. Never seem mine eat like that.
I'm not sure if there isn't much food on the rocks or they are just trying to get something tasty from the surface which didn't come away very easily.
 #288  by opae ula related
 06 May 2016 05:22
odin wrote:
opae ula related wrote:Cool. Never seem mine eat like that.
I'm not sure if there isn't much food on the rocks or they are just trying to get something tasty from the surface which didn't come away very easily.
I saw one doing it and I recorded it close up for you. You can tell when he does it and when he doesn't depending if front claws are moving or not.

 #292  by opae ula related
 06 May 2016 17:23
odin wrote:Oh that's cool! It must be a trait/talent Opae ula have, maybe to eat the really tuff to remove stuff.
probably, or like humans licking off the plate of something like spaghetti sauce where hands can't get to. :tongue:
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