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Old 04-25-2006, 06:17 PM   #1
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All my shrimp are gone

Hello, I had cleaner shrimp and blood red shrimp and banded coral shrimp in my tank and now they are all gone. Can you tell from my list of fish in my tank that eats shrimp. I have watched for days to see if I could see one of them chasing or eating them with no luck.

Yellow tang 3in
Engineer Goby 6in
Exquisite wrasse 4in
Red stop light cardinal 1-1/2in
Three strip damselfish 1in
Yellow damselfish 1/2in
Blue damselfish 1in
Scooter blenny 1 1/2in
Salfin blenny 3in
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Nothing in that list sticks out. What are water parameters, tank size? How long did you have the shrimp? How did you acclimate?
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Do you mean that they're definetely dead or that you just can't find them?

Any evidence left at the scene?
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:25 PM   #4
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you probably cant find them...i had a blood shrimp that went hiding for about 2 weeks. i think they go hiding when they are molting, but i cant explain why all 3 are gone.
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HI, my water is good, had shrimp for over a year and then added the wrasse. Then the shrimp came up missing with no body parts left around at all. The shrimp used to moult about once a month and the castings had to be removed from the tank. I bought a small crab and next day found the body shell on bottom of tank.

I moved all my rock around one day looking and found no shrimp hiding.

water tested
ph 8.2
nitrite 0
nitrate 0
ammonia 0
phosphate .05
alkalinity 2.5
iodine .06
calcium 480
temp 78.6
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I agree that none of those fish stick out as one that would have killed your shrimp. very puzzling.
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my peppermint shrimp went missing 3 weeks ago i did a count of my crabs and im missing several hermits i was thinking maybe a hitch hiker some sort of nocturnal predator any one got any ideas

also if you have recently done a water change it might have trigerd a molt when i had 2 peppermint shrimp they always molted right ofter a water change
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What kinda wrasse is it? I had a Scotts once and he would munch on shrimp if he found them floating in the water column.
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Hi, my wrasse is the exquisite green in color.
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A hitchhiker could easily be it. You could set a trap to see if you would catch something.
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