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CRAZY CLEANER SHRIMP


Have you ever seen a shrimp that wasn't on your plate? Most people have never seen these cool little creatures alive. There are many species of shrimp that live all over the world, and many are way to small to eat!


Cleaner shrimp are very special. They are helpful in the coral reefs where they live. cleaner shrimp is only a few inches long, but can help protect huge fish and even sea turtles! Each cleaner shrimp will set up a "station" and fish and turtles will visit them to be cleaned. The shrimp will pick away all the dead scales, bits of old food and parasites. The shrimp eats these for dinner, while the fish lives healthy and happy.


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