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Old 10-23-2004, 02:32 AM   #1
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Gimped shrimp

I think my peppermint shrimp and my coral banded beauty got in an altercation and to me it looks like the beauty won. I noticed that the peppermint was kind of swimming across the bottom of the tank, which he never does, he has always walked across and swam only when he goes up to chase food. Well upon closer inspection he was missing two legs from one side of his body. Do shrimp regenerate their legs? Is he going to be "physically challenged" for the rest of his life? I can just see the other shrimp laughing at him. Do beauty shrimp usually get aggressive? I have noticed him striking at some of the fish when they get to close and i even witnessed him go from one corner of the tank and straight for my foxface who was just chilling in the other corner.

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Old 10-23-2004, 09:59 AM   #2
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The pep should grow them back on the next molt......
I had a Coral banded shrimp and he was a killer..... I put in a bi-color blenny and he went right after him grabbing the new fish by the tail.. i had to poke at the shrimp with a dowel to get it to let go.... After a few weeks I saw the shrimp eating the fish. Mine would also do the same as yours try and grab fish as they swam by. I took that SOB back to the LFS as soon as I caught him.

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Old 10-23-2004, 10:10 AM   #3
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My CBS is not that mean but he does swipe at fish and other shrimp. They all know to stay away. When I moved my tank he lost one of his big arms. It took 2 molts to get it back to full size but he is back to normal now.
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*100 gal prop tank plumbed into main system w/ 2x96 PC lights and 1x150 MH,
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