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Old 09-27-2011, 01:28 AM   #1
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Well, my Sally light foot and my skunk cleaner shrimp have been in my 30g for approx 8 months now. I got both when they were small and have matured well.
Today we found the SLF eating the SCS. I'm really sad bc I really loved my skunk aka Dr Shrimpy
will return the Sally to my LFS tomorrow for store credit... Read in other places that they are labeled as "reef safe" but ppl are having problems with them... I bet he is the one eating my mushrooms and who killed my feather duster :,(

Poor little Dr Shrimpy RIP
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:28 AM   #2
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Sorry about your shrimp. There are 2 types of animals in the sw world I have seen those that hunt and those that clean up. Most of the clean up crew will also hunt if the opportunity arises.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:58 AM   #3
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Well, my Sally light foot and my skunk cleaner shrimp have been in my 30g for approx 8 months now. I got both when they were small and have matured well.
Today we found the SLF eating the SCS. I'm really sad bc I really loved my skunk aka Dr Shrimpy
will return the Sally to my LFS tomorrow for store credit... Read in other places that they are labeled as "reef safe" but ppl are having problems with them... I bet he is the one eating my mushrooms and who killed my feather duster :,(

Poor little Dr Shrimpy RIP
Are you sure you didn't see your SLF eating the molt of your other shrimp?
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:10 AM   #4
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Are you sure you didn't see your SLF eating the molt of your other shrimp?
Nope, looked pretty "meaty" to me
He was holding the entire shrimp in his pinchers eating him starting from the tail. Still really upset about it
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The shrimp could could have easily died without the crab's help ya know. Then of course, the crab'll do what it do.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:33 AM   #6
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The shrimp could could have easily died without the crab's help ya know. Then of course, the crab'll do what it do.
That's what I thought too, but then I googled it and more than one person reported the same thing

Of course did i do my research When I got him and he seamed safe.
Even if he only ate the left overs, I just can't trust him anymore
Dr Shrimpy was happy and healthy one moment, and then dead the next...

Of course it's not the crabs fault entirely, he does what he does, mother nature wanted him this way. BUT I'm scared he'll attack other things now that he is bigger, and I will naturally blame any disappearance on him...
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