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Old 06-10-2013, 10:37 PM   #1
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Copper banded shrimp killing my fish?

Ok so I have a 24g nano and had 2 clowns 2 firefish, a meandering golby, and wrasse. I bought a copper banded shrimp and I saw it nip at a clown. Next morning woke up and it was dead. Few weeks later the other clown dead. I am now down to only two fish as my fiancé said "the mean shrimp I think killed the mandarin". I asked the store and they said the shrimp is peaceful and would never kill fish. Is this true because I have seen it nip at all of my fish?? PLEASE HELP!
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I have 2 Coral banded shrimp I keep them fed good never had a dead fish I had them well over a year , If hungry they can be aggressive , never seen one kill a fish
yes they will eat a dead fish giving you a false action of thinking he killed it
if you lost all them fish I would lean more towards water quality than the shrimp

how old is your tank , water parameters , ect

reasons like this is why I keep a log knowing my parameters as far back as a year
it makes it easier to pin point problems before you get to the point of loosing live stock
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I have seen mine lunge at fish and I lost a small algae blennie that seemed perfectly healthy the day before. I don't know how to be sure it's fed well. It retracts when i try to put food near it. I took it from a local reefer who complained about it killing his fish. I say, it's possible. Never heard of a "meandering goby" though.....
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Never heard of a "meandering goby" though.....
LMAO

Think he meant Mandarin

my guys come to me for food it's kind of neat
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