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Old 10-20-2011, 09:17 PM   #1
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Peppermint Missing

Ok guys,

Here's my dilemma, on two separate occasions I have purchased a handful of peppermint shrimp. I have drip acclimated them and introduced them into my reef. They are fine and active, but by the next day they are all gone! I don't know what is happening to them. Nobody is picking on them when I introduce them but clearly, someones eating peppermint shrimp! Any ideas?

I have:
1 Yellow Tang
1 Pacific Regal Tang
2 Blue Green Reef Chromis
1 Yellow Tailed Blue Damsel
2 Lyretail Dartfish
1 Percula Clown
2 Six Line Wrasse
A handful of hermits
A bunch of asst snails
1 Coral Banded Shrimp
And of course, assorted corals


HELP!
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:34 PM   #2
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I'm no pro on this but out of that list I would have to say the wrasse would be my first suspect.

http://www.azfishkeeping.com/content.php?c_id=66
Apparently This guy can get pretty nasty also
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:02 PM   #3
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Anyone else? The wrasse are pretty small, can't imagine them eating a dozen peppermints in one night
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:28 PM   #4
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Coral banded shrimp maybe.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:30 PM   #5
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I had a similar issue with cleaner shrimp in my 125g, the tangs are suspect as well as my watchman goby.. I've read tangs can pick at them, but I havent seen any examples of it...
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Sometimes my peppermint shrimp go into my overflow box... have you checked in there?
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:05 AM   #7
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I was going to put a couple of peppermint shrimp in with a coral banded shrimp until I did enough research and decided it wouldn't be a good idea.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:34 PM   #8
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Could be any of those suggested. The damsel is also a possibility. I got 2 in my 150g forgeting about my grouper. Gone in a half hour.
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My bet would be on the Coral Banded also.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:40 PM   #10
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Ya. Hes the most probable, but pretty much anything couldve done that. I wouldnt get anymore if I were you.
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