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Old 04-27-2014, 09:57 PM   #11
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don't blame C B shrimp as he is a cleaner shrimp that work like a car wash
if fish just disappear I would lean more towards a mantis shrimp
I wouldn't point my finger in a bristol worm either as they only eat the dead and left overs
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:03 PM   #12
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CBS are not the same as the cleaners and can be nasty as they get big.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:49 AM   #13
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Did the OP ever mentioned having a mantis shrimp? May be nobody have seen a large bristol worm eat live fish yet but I have watched them in National Geographic video attacking live shrimp but unsuccessful. When hungry I am sure they will take any opportunity to survive.
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I've had CBS over 5 years never seeing any type of aggressive behavior
no CBS are not tank cleaners in no means but yes they will clean parasites
and what not from a fish working like a car wash

as for has the op mentioned a mantis shrimp the answer is no

It was just suggested as an alternate cause
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I've had CBS over 5 years never seeing any type of aggressive behavior
no CBS are not tank cleaners in no means but yes they will clean parasites
and what not from a fish working like a car wash

as for has the op mentioned a mantis shrimp the answer is no

It was just suggested as an alternate cause
Coral Banded Shrimps do not clean parasites off of fish and indeed they can be mean. I had one and caught him with one of my fish that just happened by him. His claw had grabbed hold of the fishes tail and the fish was trying to shake him off... Needless to say I no longer have that shrimp..
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this Tang and shrimp tend to disagree
Coral Banded Shrimp Cleaning Yellow Tang Fish - YouTube

also a good read
http://www.thecephalopodpage.org/Mar...shispidus.html
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Fish disappearing

That looked a lot more like a cbs trying to defend it self to me
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MYTH:
Coral Banded Shrimp kill fish.
FACT:
The Coral Banded Shrimp is a scavenger as well as a parasite picker, and may attack other shrimp, but will not normally attack fish. Many people who find their Coral Banded Shrimp consuming a dead fish or invertebrate assume that it was killed by the shrimp. However the shrimp is just doing what it does for a living: Scavenging.
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I never said they attack fish, I just said they get big and mean.....
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Well I'd say there are unpredictable behavior on fish and inverts. Who would ever think of a yellow tang would pick on a flower pot coral? I happen to see mine when the coral started to close most of the time. My other nano tank has only 3 small fish, 2 snails and 2 hermit crabs. The blue green chromis was missing with no trace. One night a 4-inch bristol worm was prowling in the rocks but was gone before I can take any action.
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