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Old 05-11-2009, 03:49 PM   #1
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blenny ate shrimp?

has anyone ever heard of a dusky blenny picking on peppermint shrimp? one of mine has mysteriously disappeared ever since i added my blenny
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It just does not sound like a blenny to do that but maybe I`m wrong. I have a black sailfin blenny and I`ve never seen mine mess with my shrimp. I `ve heard of stranger things.
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:42 AM   #3
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hmmm okay thanks, i hope my other one doesn't go missing!
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I would say maybe the shrimp is hiding out for the moment till he gets used to the blenny? Also the possibility of him molting?
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As justin said it could have molted. When the molt their outer shell is still soft for a while and they are more vulnerable. So they usually hide for several days till it hardens up.
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yea im pretty sure he is gone has been missing for about 5 days...my sexy shrimp has also been missing for a couple days. i do still have one peppermint shrimp but she doesn't come out as much as she used to so there must be something scaring her.
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Sounds like you got a mantis shrimp in your tank.
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I think there is a lot more to put question of blame to then on assuming there is a Stomatopod there. Have you heard any clicking repeatedly....seen shells...body pieces laying around?
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Where did you get your rock? Did you check for crabs?
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i really hope i dont have that mantis shrimp! there might be a small red crab...i fount it dead or its shedding a couple weeks ago. i havent found any body parts no, or shells
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