I was planning to buy a Cleaner Shrimp in a few weeks, but before spending $30 on that I am going to have to try another Peppermint Shrimp and see if it stays alive. I checked my new rocks over fairly well for hitchhikers, but you never know what could be tucked away in there. No other inverts in my tank have gone missing but I will keep an eye on it.
The Emerald Crab woudl have been strong enough to kill the Shrimp if it wanted too. It drew blood from the person at the LFS
when I bought it
Fortunately the Crab plays nicely with my new fish...
2x Sunburst Platys (2M, 2F) // 3x Neon Tetras (?) // 2x Cherry Barbs (1M, 1F) // 2x YoYo Loaches (?) // 1x Bushy Nose Pleco (M) // 1x Clown Pleco (?) //
-30# Live Rock
-Mixed Snails (Nassarius // Cerith // Astrea // Black Turbo // Mexican Turbo)
-8x Blue Leg Hermit Crabs // 1x Banded Serpent Star // 1x Cleaner Shrimp
-1x Royal Gramma // 1x Percula Clownfish
-2x Mushroom Leather // Metallic Green Star Polyps // Pulsing Xenia // Striped Xenia // Blue Mushroom
-Remora + Maxi-Jet 1200 // 2x Maxi-Jet 600 // Maxi-Jet 400 // Visi-Therm Deluxe 50 // Current USA Orbit 2x 40w PC