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Old 03-01-2012, 01:42 AM   #1
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Peppermint shrimp have disappeared

I haven't seen either of my 2 peppermint shrimp in 3 days. Night or day. I've used lights to search through the caves in my aqua scape without luck. I have no fish. Coral and CUC only. No carcasses either. All water levels are good. Short of dismantling my aqua scape I can't see them at all.
Do shrimp hide like this?
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:45 AM   #2
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Peppermints and Blood shrimps hide in rockwork all the time, IME. It's the cleaners that tend to be more out and about etc. My perppermints and blood shrimps only come out during feeding time. Have you fed the tank lately?
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:48 AM   #3
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How large is your tank?? They can be very good at hiding, or maybe they are about to molt so they are more sluggish and hide more. I agree, try to feed a little
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Mine also comes out when it's time eat. Today he jumped on my hand to get mysis.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:34 PM   #5
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My Peppermint Shrimp always hides, it is really normal for mine. I wouldn't worry.
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I had four and now down to two. I think they may have ended up as lunch for one of my fish.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:33 AM   #7
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My aquarium is a 20 gal. I regularly feed the tank mysis shrimp. No sign of them yet.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:17 AM   #8
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What fish do you have? I have 3 peppermints in my 90 gallon that almost never come out, but they were relatively social before I got a hawkfish. The hawkfish never terrorizes them (he even lets the cleaner shrimp on him to pick off parasites!) but I think they are scared of them.
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I have no fish. Just coral, the CUC and the shrimp (to eliminate aptasia)
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:35 AM   #10
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I have 2 peppermints as well, and rarely ever see them, once and awhile I'll see one posted up under a coral at night. Pretty normal I imagine, in the ocean, once they leave cover they're usually something's meal!
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