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Old 08-13-2011, 10:08 PM   #1
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cherry shrimp missing

I just got 2 cherry shrimp today. one of them is missing. i literally took the tank apart looking for him, but still cannot find him. I have gl tetras, cories, and guppies in the tank. What do you think happened to him? I am very upset that my new cherry shrimp is MIA.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:24 PM   #2
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He could've jumped.
But really I think you're jumping the gun and taking apart the tank wasn't necessary. Theyre good hiders. And if theyre tiny he could've gotten sucked into the filter
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How long can they live out of water? He wouldnt be able to fit in the filter intake. COuld he have been eaten?
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:28 PM   #4
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I don't think any of those fish could have eaten him if he can't fit into a filter intake.
Guppies can harass shrimp into hiding though.
They'll also climb into plants and be hard to see
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well i took all the plants out and looked, no shrimp...
Im really at a loss of where he is.the filter intake looks like this,, you would have to be really small to fit through that.
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Hmm idk. But this has happened a few times. People post about this and say they lift every decoration. Only to have the shrimp show up a few days later. Did u take the decorations out completely? Maybe he fell when you did that?
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yes i took out all the decorations fully. But i looked carefully over the water first. No shrimp at all. I really think my tetras ate him or something. But now i am out six dollars on the first day of having the shrimp...
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Dang six dollars for one cherry?
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for 2 cherrys each was three dollars. I still have one but i think its just a matter of time.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:42 PM   #10
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I have learned that shrimp tend to pop back up sometimes when I was sure they were gone. I have even lost track of my bamboo shrimp and they are 2.5 inches long! Hopefully they turn up again.
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