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Old 05-16-2006, 10:34 AM   #1
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Something killed and ate my cleaner shrimp!

The only thing I added this weekend was a Forktail Blenny, one huge Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crab (shell is about the size of a silver dollar) and 5 tiny hermits. What could have killed him?
I checked my water and all levels are 0, Ph 8.3, salinity 1.024.
I fed the tank on Sunday, he was in good shape, moving around, not looking sick. I got home from work last night and his bottom half was the only thing left. He molted on or around Saturday.
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my guess is the crab ate it.
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Old 05-16-2006, 11:27 AM   #3
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Something killed and ate my cleaner shrimp!

Hmmm, is it because of his size? How did he kill it? I did notice he can really truck around the tank. So does this mean all shrimp are out of the question?

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Everywhere I have read, doesn't say they eat shrimp. Unless I am missing something.
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IMO anything can eat a cleaner shrimp if it wanted to.. but in your case it may sound like the crab..
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I would put my money on that BIG crab.. They will eat what ever they can get their claws on. If the small ones can yank a snail from its shell, a big on IMO would have no problem taking out a cleaner shrimp.
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Bummer, that's two different shrimp that I have lost! I check my water and the params are all good. It's just confusing.....
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