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Old 07-12-2011, 03:08 AM   #1
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Death of my pom pom crab

I went away for 4 days and came back to a bit of a green algae bloom . I was unable to find my pom pom crab in any of her usual spots. It's a 10G tank, so I can usually see her. She is now MIA for many weeks and presumed killed in action . Can anybody offer ideas why?

There is no predator in the tank (see sig for tank population). Does a pom pom crab need daily/frequent feeding or does it scavenge?

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Old 07-12-2011, 08:47 AM   #2
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Likely died of something you'll not be able to figure out, and was then eaten by the hermits.

You got a bubble tip in a 10g tank? Brave soul. No harm after 4 days? How old is this tank and didja test the water when you returned? Salinity too?

That xenia may be come a problem real fast in that small tank if it's healthy.


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Old 07-12-2011, 10:01 AM   #3
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Sorry about your pom pom. I have one in my 4g and I rarely see her. Mine seems to scavenge so maybe yours is still in there somewhere? Worth another look.

If she did in fact die you prob wont find the body as your cuc probably got to it. :-(

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I'm missing a fish in my cube myself and I'm still hopeful. LOL
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