I just went to look at the tank, and noticed my Serpent Star having a large snack.. out of one of my Cleaner Shrimp!
I noticed the Cleaner Shrimp "fighting" over a piece of krill the other day, but they weren't really touching each other, just snatching the krill away. I gave them each their own piece, and they left each other alone. They seemed fairly happy with the situation, and shared the same spot on a piece of LR
for a while.
Is it possible that one killed the other last night? Is it likely that I have something in the LR
that's likely to take down the other? I can't really inspect the body as it's about 75% into my brittle star, more so all the time. Perhaps the work of the isopod that was unidentified and uncatchable?
The only other things in the tank (that I know of) is a 3" Firefish, Hermits & Turbos, and a Yellow Tang. As mentally disturbed as the Yellow Tang is, I can't see it attacking a Cleaner Shrimp (or anything, really).
Should the other one be removed? I don't think I'm going to replace the one I lost.. it and the other seemed very healthy, so it's gotta be something in my tank.
The other seems happy and is at the little cleaning station they set up, occasionally jumping onto the Tang, only to be quickly flung off. Is this a possible source of injury?
I feel a little sick to my stomach..