Missing or dead or eaten cleaner shrimp

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  1. reiple

    reiple Fire Shrimp

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    Help! Is my lysmata gone again?

    I got two, then added two later. In the first two one died and I found it's dead body. In the second two, the same happened and I thought both were dead until the smaller emerged from the LR.

    Now the two surviving are gone!?!?! Either they are hiding so well or they were eaten/dead?!?!?

    frustrating....before it was a CBS killing them and at least I know/saw it done. At least a CBS is very hardy and cheap (lysmata cleaners here cost 4x a CBS).

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  3. Birdlady

    Birdlady Finback Whale

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    HEY! ME TOO!!!!!
     
  4. Birdlady

    Birdlady Finback Whale

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    I got a pair of fire shrimp...lysmata debelius...what ever..I forget ;D

    But now one is AWOL! Gone! Missing without a trace!!!! The other one is fine and very showy, he stays right in the front of the tank. But....the other is gone. I am suspecting my brittlestar? I do not really have any predators in my tank. Splended Pseudochromis, Chevron Tang, and the star. I have looked everywhere and can't find him or remains!

    I feel your frustration reiple! $29 here....for a fire shrimp. Plus, I miss him! They are funny as anything to watch. I like watching them eat the best!!!!
     
  5. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    [quote author=birdlady link=board=ASAP;num=1101074960;start=0#2 date=11/21/04 at 15:14:13]
    I do not really have any predators in my tank.  Splended Pseudochromis, Chevron Tang, and the star. [/quote]
    Ah but you do BL....that pseudo is fully capable of taking down your shrimp :(
     
  6. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    Ah, yes the Psuedochromis and possibly a spike in Nitrites. Shrimp are very sensitive to Nitrites.
     
  7. m_lacom99

    m_lacom99 Stylophora

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    hey birdlady i looked to see what a Splendid Pseudochromis was and found this

    Splendid Pseudochromis

    it says "It will eat small ornamental shrimp"

    Marc.
     
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  9. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    Thanks for the link Marc. A great example of why it is so important for all of ust to research the compatibility of critters before we put them in the tank.

    I had a Brittle starfish munch two Carpenters Wrasses as they weere sleeping in the sand. Very expensive combination!
     
  10. Birdlady

    Birdlady Finback Whale

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    Well, OK but, the shrimp was nearly the same size as the pseudo plus it was a cleaner shrimp....is that condidered an ornamental shrimp?  Poo.
    I was thinking the brittle star but.....anyone want a fish?  I really kind of like this fish tho....


    0 Nitrites
    0 Nitrates
    ;)
     
  11. Birdlady

    Birdlady Finback Whale

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    Reiple,

    what other stuff do you have in your tank? with the missing shrimp?
     
  12. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    Peppermint, Cleaner, Pistol, and Coral Banded are all ornamental shrimp. Some fish just love 'em to death.