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Old 08-26-2007, 01:39 AM   #1
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Hippo Tang Hungry???

What are the chances of a Hippo Tang eating a Peppermint Shrimp that is abou t 1.5 - 2" in size? I cannot find my shrimp anywhere. The tang is about 3 - 4 inches. I also have 3-scarlet hermits 2-small clowns 1-small damsel and 2-cleaner shrimp in a 75gallon tank. Thank you
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During the molt they will hide also they will have a soft shell making them open to attack.
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Chances of a hippo eating a live healthy pep shrimp...zero to none. Tangs are herbivores, generally speaking, which means they basically eat plants (algea). They will also eat what's fed to the tank, but I never heard of a tang actively hunting a living meal.
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I agree, have you seen a molt? They definitely hide to give their new exoskeletons time to harden, not to mention, peps are kind of shy anyways.
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I saw a molt about a month ago or so. Until now I would see the pep. shrimp everyday especially during feeding time. Maybe he is just hiding somewhere. Either way, if there has to be a missing shrimp I'd rather it be the pep. shrimp instead of one of my cleaners. I must say though, the peppermint shrimp did a great job getting rid of the few small aiptasia I had.
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My guess is that he is hiding. I have 3 in my tank and I rarely see them.
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