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Peppermint Shrimp Missing - Could Bta Have Eaten Him?

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by steve861uk, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. steve861uk

    steve861uk Registered

    As above :confused:

    I had 2x pepp shrimps and now have only one.

    Have noticed a shrimp irritating my Green Bubble Tip Anemone on a few occasions and the nem has grown to approx. 7 inches across. Could it be that the nem got fed up and decided to eat him :eek:?

    Anyone else had a nem that ate something they ought not do?
  2. Mr Dave

    Mr Dave Registered

    It is possible but very unlikely.
    They tend to be shy and nocturnal animals so fingers crossed pal.
  3. steve861uk

    steve861uk Registered

    Thanks Dave.....hopefully he was just hiding, will have another check tonight when I get home :)

    I thought it unlikely as the shrimps give a great manicure and can really hurt whilst doing it, so would have thought a tough shrimp against a soft anemone would be no contest........unless the nem can somehow paralyze it?
  4. Bob1888

    Bob1888 Registered

    Can happen but are you sure he ain't just shed and hiding till his new skin hardens
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  5. Jagger

    Jagger Registered

    I agree with Bob.
  6. Mr Dave

    Mr Dave Registered

    Depending on the type of BTA, some have a mucus that protects them and they are able to sting and kill some fish, I know of people with carpet nems that have taken fish.
    I know I feed my nem once a week with a full prawn so it is possible.
  7. steve861uk

    steve861uk Registered

    Had a good mooch around tonight and at chow time they are normally the first to grab food, but still only 1x did.

    So I'd say it's definitely Mia or Kia :(

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  8. Mr Dave

    Mr Dave Registered

    Not necessarily as with it being a peppermint shrimp it may have found a juice aptasia garden to feed on.
    Just because you can not see any doesn't mean you do not have them
  9. steve861uk

    steve861uk Registered

    I found one shrimp hiding behind my bta (what a strange symbiotic relationship that is ).

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    Last edited: Oct 14, 2017 at 11:30 AM