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Peppermint Shrimp Missing - Could Bta Have Eaten Him?

steve861uk

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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?
 

Mr Dave

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

steve861uk

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

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?
 

Mr Dave

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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.
 

steve861uk

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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.
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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Mr Dave

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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
 

steve861uk

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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
I found one shrimp hiding behind my bta (what a strange symbiotic relationship that is [emoji16]).
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steve861uk

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Well my 2nd Peppermint Shrimp has now gone awol! :confused: The nem was also looking fatter (and very guilty) after I noticed :risas3:

So apart from a small bottle of aiptasiaX my glass anemone fighting force has now disappeared :(
 
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