The mysterious disappearing peppermint shrimp
Two weeks ago or more I bought a peppermint shrimp to hopefully take care of some aiptasia I have living on a piece of rock. Within a couple of minutes of being in the tank my new shrimp ended up on the side of my tank where there are 4 bulb tip anenomes living. I didn't think anything of it at the time as I saw it climbing around on the rocks and it seemed ok. That was the last I ever saw of it. I kept looking for it everyday I was off (work 24hr shifts) but never saw it, neither did one of my roommates who was keeping an eye out for it also. After a week I considered it to be a gonner figuring it probably got eaten by an anenome, so i bought another one. When I got the new one into the tank it quickly disappeared and i didn't see it again for about an hour, That was the last time it was ever seen. I've looked everywhere in the tank and can't find either shrimp day or night and the aiptasia are still there. I looked around the tank to see if they might have climbed out and have found nothing. The tank is a 29gal and all that is in there are the anenomes, a maroon clown, and a psudochromis. The only think I could think happened to them is they where eaten by the anenomes. I have found no remains of the what so ever. Just wanted to share, but if anyone has any ideas of what might have happened to them I am listening.