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Old 05/05/2012, 06:32 AM   #1
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The death of a brand new peppermint. + an ID request

Got a new peppermint skrimp yesterday at the LFS. He seemed pretty happy in his new home yesterday evening. This morning his tail was sticking out of the side of my MP-40. The head was missing....

Anyone else have this issue? Do I need to put the screen that came with the powerhead on?



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What are these hitchhikers? Been scraping them out of my tank when they've been caught cruising the glass. They look menacing, so I didn't want to take any chances. They have what looks like armor plating. They roll up into a ball when you catch them. ANd the underside looks somewhat like a snail.




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Old 05/05/2012, 07:05 AM   #2
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Maybe the shrimp died, got sucked into the powerhead, and a fish came by and snacked on his head?

How long did you acclimate it?

I have no idea on the other thing, looks like a pill bug but clearly not that lol.


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Old 05/05/2012, 07:12 AM   #3
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Maybe the shrimp died, got sucked into the powerhead, and a fish came by and snacked on his head?

How long did you acclimate it?

I have no idea on the other thing, looks like a pill bug but clearly not that lol.
Meh,

Unlikely a fish, since the only fish in there is a blenny.

I did only acclimate him for 10-15 mins.

I was in a hurry.

I'm pretty sure he got sucked in though, because he seemed fine when I went to bed..


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Old 05/05/2012, 07:23 AM   #4
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a healthy shrimp will not get sucked into a pump, it was dieing or dead- likely acclimation shock. Or, just a molt.

Pics are of Chitons- beneficial algae grazers.


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Old 05/05/2012, 10:00 PM   #5
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Feel free to send me your chitons. I think they are awesomesauces.


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