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Old 10-08-2012, 01:36 AM   #1
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Ok today my fish were fine I fed them everyone looked great I took a look to see where everyone was sleeping cause I got a new RG since my old one died cause he lost his tail I thought It got nipped by a clownfish and it got infected and the rest fell off.

So I look at my fire fish that did have a nipped fin (thought it was a clown) now is missing a huge chunk. I saw there was a hermit close by. Could it have been a hermit? It's a blue legged hermit.

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Old 10-08-2012, 02:05 AM   #3
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So sorry..must be very disappointing. I doubt it was the hermit crab. The firefish would probably dart before the crab got it...and they aren't really violent with fish, that I've seen or read about. Maybe it was that new royal gramma you added?
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:12 AM   #4
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So sorry..must be very disappointing. I doubt it was the hermit crab. The firefish would probably dart before the crab got it...and they aren't really violent with fish, that I've seen or read about. Maybe it was that new royal gramma you added?
Maybe but who nipped the grammas tail when it died? This is confusing ;(
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What would take a clean nip off a fishes tail like this?
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:29 AM   #6
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Oh sorry wasn't clear that the RG died too :L...hmm a really huge fireworm? So what is in your tank including the CUC?
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Oh sorry wasn't clear that the RG died too :L...hmm a really huge fireworm? So what is in your tank including the CUC?
2 clowns
Blue spot goby/ tiger shrimp
Red fire fish
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2x blue legged hermit
2x red legged hermit
1x Mexican turbo
8x assorted snails.
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I'm thinking the tiger shrimp!
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:47 AM   #9
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The tiger shrimp is more likely to shoot the fish and then eat it than just nip at it's tail. Why use a knife when you got a gun?
Why are you sure it's not one of the clowns? If the other fish get too close to an area they are hosting, they would bite. Heck, they bite people who sick their huge arms too close to their area! And they draw blood. Clowns are cute and I love mine, but I wouldn't rule them out so quickly. They do have teeth, they're small, but they have 'em.
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Also, did you use any LR in your tank? Maybe you have an angry hitchhiker?
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