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Old 09-26-2012, 04:42 AM   #1
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Missing cleaner shrimp

My cleaner shrimp has been missing for about 4-5 days now. Does molting take this long?? Only fish are a maroon clown that has never bothered the shrimp, a scooter blenny, and a blue green chromis. There is a nem in the tank. Could it have had a snack?? There is no sign of the shrimp I moved a lot but not all of the rock work looking
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:26 AM   #2
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Well, I don't know how we'll you have looked for him, but mine does stay hidden away for several days before and after a molt. It could be that, or perhaps he died and was cleaned up by the CUC?
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:00 AM   #3
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Well, I don't know how we'll you have looked for him, but mine does stay hidden away for several days before and after a molt. It could be that, or perhaps he died and was cleaned up by the CUC?
There's not many more places he can be seeing as he's pretty big. It's possible he was cleaned up I suppose. Too bad he was a character
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There's not many more places he can be seeing as he's pretty big. It's possible he was cleaned up I suppose. Too bad he was a character
That's sux if he's gone. I adore my cleaner shrimp. They're a lot of fun.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:35 AM   #5
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Yea I had 2 for like a year and all of a sudden the one vanished no idea what happened to him he was always Milton and the pair were constantly producing eggs they grew a lot also what is the lifespan of a cleaner shrimp ?
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Yea I had 2 for like a year and all of a sudden the one vanished no idea what happened to him he was always Milton and the pair were constantly producing eggs they grew a lot also what is the lifespan of a cleaner shrimp ?
Not sure but my longest one I've had was 5 years.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:54 PM   #7
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Still no sign. I expected at least a whisker or something. Either the nem got him or I have a really good clean up crew. Probably gonna get a blood shrimp as a replacement. They do the same thing right? Not sure of the difference.
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My blood shrimp hides most of the time. My cleaners are always out and visible. I read that blood shrimp have a tendency to hide behind rocks.
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My blood shrimp have always stayed hidden over the years. Only really see him during feeding times. My cleaners are always out and about.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:14 PM   #10
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Definitely gonna get another cleaner then thanks
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