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Old 08-13-2014, 05:31 PM   #1
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I added a Sally and my cleaning shrimp disappeared!

Yes it is true. I added a Sally light foot and the next thing I know is my giant cleaning shrimp named mister sweeps #2 is MIA. I checked the back if the tank and I looked really hard at the tank. No signs of the crab eating it. He just totally disappeared! Can anyone tell me why?


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Old 08-13-2014, 06:58 PM   #2
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Yes it is true. I added a Sally light foot and the next thing I know is my giant cleaning shrimp named mister sweeps #2 is MIA. I checked the back if the tank and I looked really hard at the tank. No signs of the crab eating it. He just totally disappeared! Can anyone tell me why?


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He is probably just molting.
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Oh good! Thank you. I didn't even think of that.


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I put a sally in on a Friday and by Sunday night he was dead. I was pretty sad about that one
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:40 PM   #5
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I have a giant sally lightfoot crab that I am unable to get rid of. It's absolutely ugly and murders everything it can get it's hands on.
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Really. Oh no. My shrimp still has not shown it's face.


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I'm of the opinion that every crab will kill and eat every living thing it can catch. If they were big enough they would eat us


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Old 08-14-2014, 10:45 PM   #8
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But I would have seen some sort of debris of him. I mean he has completely disappeared. Maybe I should get rid of my new crab. The shrimp was really big though.


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Old 08-16-2014, 11:24 PM   #9
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So I returned the Sally. She was eating all my hermit crabs too! The shrimp has not come back. Thanks for all your advice and RIP to mister Sweeps #2


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