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Old 07-17-2011, 09:57 AM   #1
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Cleaner shrimp m.i.a

75 gl fowler 50 lbs of lr - so my cleaner shrimp just disappeared i cant find any remains of it if it did get eaten but i dont think my fish would eat it ( yellow tang , hippo tang , coral beauty , 2 clowns , golden head goby
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:20 AM   #2
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I lost 5 cleaner shrimp recently in my tank. Only found the remains of 3. :-( I think either my pistol shrimp is getting them or my tang is.

BTW, do you have a place to put those tangs when they outgrow your tank? The hippo tang alone I believe requires a 180g tank and the yellow one needs a 125g. They are both very stress prone and a smaller tank will only do for so long.
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Yea i do , so my tang might be responsible ?
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There was a thread on here a couple days ago with someone who actually saw her yellow tang picking at her cleaner. I havent seen mine in action but I now have my doubts on my pistol shrimp being the killer after seeing that thread.

Wish someone else would chime in, I'm really curious, and i don't wanna waste another $100 bucks on cleaners if they are going to be eaten.
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this thread is making me hungry....... :P
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Yea i hear that i havent seen any strange behavior from mine either
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It might have been the clowns eating them too. I witnessed one of my clowns carrying one of my cleaners in its mouth. It then proceeded to eat it.
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It might have been the clowns eating them too. I witnessed one of my clowns carrying one of my cleaners in its mouth. It then proceeded to eat it.

Seriously? Now that's a scary thought. I have the yellow tang, lawnmower blenny, watchman goby and a pair of clowns. So it could be any of the fish I have pretty much? lol And here I was getting ready to rehome the pistol shrimp.
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Seriously? Now that's a scary thought. I have the yellow tang, lawnmower blenny, watchman goby and a pair of clowns. So it could be any of the fish I have pretty much? lol And here I was getting ready to rehome the pistol shrimp.
Yup, unfortunately some fish appear to be delinquents and break the rules.
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My yellow tang picks at both my fire shrimp and cleaner shrimp's antenna.
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