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Old 05/19/2017, 03:12 PM   #1
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Peppermint Shrimp gone missing

Not familiar with peppermints behaviour so posting to see if this is normal.

I am battling an apstasia outbreak and have had success with peppermint shrimp in the past. The previous pair were an average size and one was a work horse and took care of my previous apstasia issue, the other was only cosmetic as he did not do anything.

I bought 3 little guys 4 days ago and acclimated them at night to avoid stress and haven't seen them since, not a single sign of them. Apstasia is still there but can't seem to locate these guys.

Is it possible that some other fish or critter has made a meal out of them? Or are they really good at hiding ?




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Old 05/19/2017, 03:15 PM   #2
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Really good at hiding... long story short I had 2 in a 90g before. Couldn't find em, thought they died or were eaten. Fast forward a few months and I transferred everything to a bigger tank and they were actually inside one of the rocks I had. Once they were in their new home, I never saw em again til I broke that tank down lol


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Old 05/19/2017, 04:15 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply. Hoping that is the case. The Apstasia outbreak is driving nuts and hoping they get to munching soon


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Old 05/19/2017, 04:26 PM   #4
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I had some before and they only ever came out during the night. I occasionally got a glimpse of them in the very early hours of the morning if I crept up to the tank while still dark!


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Old 05/19/2017, 05:00 PM   #5
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I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for sharing


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Old 05/19/2017, 06:25 PM   #6
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I bought 5 the other day and three have died. The two that are left only come or when I am feeding


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