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Old 04-26-2006, 06:55 PM   #11
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HI, my water is good, had shrimp for over a year and then added the wrasse.
That very well could be the culprit. If it was not being fed regularly before you bought it, it may have been hungry enough to take out the shrimp. I noticed some websites recommend using feeder shrimp to entice this fish to eat.

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Old 04-26-2006, 09:56 PM   #12
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Thanks for all in the help, this forum is outstanding!. Going to make a trap tonight and set it with some shrimp from the store and see what comes out to eat it. Will let you know if I find the shrimp eating thing.

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Old 04-26-2006, 10:09 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Melissamustang
A hitchhiker could easily be it. You could set a trap to see if you would catch something.
A friend of mine was losing shrimp and crabs like crazy until he found out what the culprit was - a foot long moray eel that came with his live rock. Apparently it was in his tank for months until he lucked out and happened to see it when he went for a snack late at night. Also, the owner of my favourite LFS explained to me that the offending party that made a late night buffet of his supply of shrimp and hermit crabs was another hitchhiker, this time an octopus.

Good luck with the trap, let's hope it's something you'd rather have than the items you lost.
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:37 AM   #14
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Need to ID that wrasse. You could have an invert muncher and not know it. Nothing like the one here is it? http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=346

If not, use this site maybe to ID it and let us know.

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Old 04-28-2006, 12:17 AM   #15
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Hello Austindad,
The wrasse looks like the exquisite wrasse on that site. Set the trap last night and no luck yet. If I dont come up with anything I'm going to get ride of the wrasse, take it back to the fish store and then try some more shrimp again. Thanks...

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