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dyazdani
02/09/2006, 09:45 AM
I have a 10G nano reef and just purchased 2 peppermint shrimp a little over a week ago. They hung around for 4-5 days, but all of a sudden, BOTH of them are missing.

I've overturned rocks and checked my HO refugium and they are nowhere to be found.

Has anyone encoutered this situation before?

capncapo
02/09/2006, 10:17 AM
Do they have tank mates and, if so, what are they?

dyazdani
02/09/2006, 11:06 AM
The only tank mates are a few snails, blue legged hermits, and one percula clown about 1.5" long. The rest are various coral species - polyps, one brain, one bubble, mushrooms, candy canes, etc.

Thanks!

capncapo
02/09/2006, 11:13 AM
They may be living inside holes in your rock.

They can disappear when going through a molt and are fairly succeptible to predation at that time. If it were me, I would wait for a week and see if they pop out from somewhere.

dyazdani
02/09/2006, 11:24 AM
They must have squeezed in tight, I looked around pretty thoroughly. One of them molted the first day I had him so I thought he'd be good for a bit.

It's funny because they each had a "spot" picked out where they always stayed, but now I can't find them anywhere. I'll just keep waiting and looking.

Thanks!

The steven liu
02/10/2006, 12:00 AM
Do you cover your tank? Are you sure they didn't jump out?

dyazdani
02/10/2006, 10:14 AM
No, i don't keep it covered. I've looked all around my office and I don't see any shriveled up shrimp carcasses.

spoon25
02/13/2006, 07:46 AM
I AM HAVIN THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY TANK...2 PEPERMINTS JUST VANISHED...THEY MUST BE HIDING...ITS BEEN ABOUT 2 WEEKS NOW, SINCE I HAVE LAST SEEN MINE....LOL...