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Old 08-13-2011, 11:08 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, 11:24 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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Old 08-13-2011, 11:25 PM   #3
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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, 11:28 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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Old 08-13-2011, 11:32 PM   #5
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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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Old 08-13-2011, 11:36 PM   #6
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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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Old 08-13-2011, 11:39 PM   #8
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Dang six dollars for one cherry?
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:40 PM   #9
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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, 11:42 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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Old 08-13-2011, 11:43 PM   #11
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Im pretty sure its impossible for the shrimp to still be in there. could he be under the gravel?
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Don't give up on him! Have faith
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:03 AM   #13
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Well what am i supposed to do now... Ill be setting up a guppy fry tank tommorow maybe. It will not be cycled. can i put him in there if hes still alive.
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Yeah you can but I don't see the point in moving the other one. Id wait and see if the other shows up.
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well i got them for a the fry tank originally, will he eat the fry? i dont think ill be finding that other shrimp though. probably jumped or got eaten. I can put them in an uncycled tank??
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Uhmm. I've always heard dwarf shrimp are very peaceful and wont attack fish. I've never heard or experienced anything specifically with fry. But I don't think they would. They'll clean up the extra crushed flake or whatever else gets on the bottom too.
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well i got them for a the fry tank originally, will he eat the fry? i dont think ill be finding that other shrimp though. probably jumped or got eaten. I can put them in an uncycled tank??
No you cannot...they are somewhat sensitive to water conditions, especially copper
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I am just very upset my brand new shrimp is missing. I think they where overpriced too. 3 dollars for 1.
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Skenny, I would bet that shrimp is still in there. Your shrimp probably does not fit in their mouth. My Kribs have a hard time with a full grown shrimp.

You should go the shrimpfarm.com and read about them. There you can get 20 Red Cherry Shrimp for $20 delivered I think...I did. Last time I cleaned my Aquaclear 30, I had 7 shrimp in there but not full grown.
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i really doubt hes still in there as much as i want to believe he is. i took out all the plants and decor, looked in the filter, and heater, searched the gravel and looked frantically, i still cannot locate this shrimp.
i looked on the shrimpfarm, you can get 30 for 40 shipped, i dont need 30 however...
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