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Old 09-13-2007, 03:42 PM   #1
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Queen Conch eats my shrimp and hemit!

No one told me that Queen Conchs attack live inverts. I missed my shrimp I looked for him and behold both queen conchs are having a snack. I brought home some hermits and poof they are snacks too.
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I would never had believed that. It would seem to me that a shrimp could out move a conch.
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Conchs can "jump" pretty far, but my guess would be they are doing their clean up duties. Conchs are omnivores and I highly doubt they would actively pursue a healthy shrimp or hermit. I have seen my hermits try to take my conch's shell, and that's how I found out how far they can jump.
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:37 PM   #4
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The shrimp had just molted so i dont know if it had made a difference.
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You sure it didn't eat the molt? My conch pretty much stays under the sand and sometimes climbs up the glass.
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I have picked apart the tank and cannot find him anywhere. So I assumed the conch's had him for brunch.
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