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Old 11-21-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
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Invisible Shrimp :-/

I recently bought 2 peppermint shrimp to assist in Aptasia control, and I have yet to see them.. not even once.. since I introduced them.

My other shrimps are very sociable.. like to ride around on my fingers ect..

Whats up with the pep's ?
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:47 PM   #2
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I recently bought 2 peppermint shrimp to assist in Aptasia control, and I have yet to see them.. not even once.. since I introduced them.

My other shrimps are very sociable.. like to ride around on my fingers ect..

Whats up with the pep's ?
Mine tend to hide a lot, until I go anywhere near the tank with food, at which point the climb over each other and anything else to get to my hand!
What else is in the tank?
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:48 PM   #3
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When I put my 2 pms in it took about a week before I saw them. They have been in my tank for about 6 weeks & I can count on 1 hand how many times I've seen them.
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When I put my 2 pms in it took about a week before I saw them. They have been in my tank for about 6 weeks & I can count on 1 hand how many times I've seen them.
I must have got lucky then! I sit down next to the tank and they both come over to see me! Lol.
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I got three of them about 2 weeks ago, and I finally saw 3 out in the middle of the night. I was wondering if they were even there anymore...
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:40 PM   #6
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They couldve gotten eaten. If you have somewhat aggressive fish its a possibility.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:46 PM   #7
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I have 3 of them who have never shown much interest in the aiptasia, and are very rarely seen before the moon LEDs are on for the night - at which point if you look really closely you can spot them rocking back and forth upside down under a piece of rock.

I hadn't seen them in a few days and today found moltings from at least two of them.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:52 PM   #8
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Hmm.. So it seems they are night crawlers.. And not sociable.

It's a shame really ,

My other shrimps love me! All I have to do is walk by and they are begging for attention!
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peppermint shrimp are kind of nocternal and come out more at night then when the lights are on
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