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Old 11-04-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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Sea urchin ate my cleaner shrimp

Hello, I have a 30g tank with a clown fish, orchid dotty back, cardinal pajama along with a sea urchin, a cleaner shrimp and a few hermit crabs. I've had them all for years. One day I came home and my sea urchin was eating my shrimp for dinner. Was it just a matter of time? I'm afraid to get another shrimp
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:47 PM   #2
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Lol a sea urchin can't catch a live shrimp. The shrimp died and the urchin cleaned up.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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I second that!
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:32 PM   #4
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Yeah a lot of people think since an invert is eating a fish or invert that they killed it. If you see snails, a starfish, or in your case, an urchin, eating something most of the time it's an indication that they are cleaning up after a deceased fish or invert before it decays.
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Thank that urchin! It did its job! Lol but sorry for your loss!
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Just a thought. Could it be your shrimp molted and is in hiding?
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:03 AM   #7
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I was thinking that also. That's very possible.
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