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Old 08-28-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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My mushroom ate my peppermint shrimp

My mushroom ate my peppermint shrimp and I think it has eaten more than this one. I didn't know this was possible. How do I stop it from happening in the future?
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:29 AM   #2
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Are you positive it ate it? I ask because I once thought this and then I saw the shrimp a couple days later. I have seen my corals eating the molts on several occasions. Also, shrimp and other invertebrates are not as sensitive to corals' sting, I see my shrimp climbing all over corals during feeding times.
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Are you positive it ate it? I ask because I once thought this and then I saw the shrimp a couple days later. I have seen my corals eating the molts on several occasions. Also, shrimp and other invertebrates are not as sensitive to corals' sting, I see my shrimp climbing all over corals during feeding times.
I didn't think about the molting part. But I can't tell for sure. I got home and saw tentacles sticking out of the mushroom. I could only find 3 out of the 5 shrimps I have in my tank. So that was my first reaction. I had never heard or seen this before. Wasn't sure what to think.
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Yea I thought the same thing the first time I saw it. The shrimp will hide after they molt bc that is when they're most vulnerable and peppermints are hiders already. I'm sure they'll turn up.

Nice shrooms btw!
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