After a year old, he should have been more careful !!!

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  1. Sammy

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    RIP !!!
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    shame sorry for your loss there, you sure it's him and maybe not his shed?
     
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    yip, its him as there's no sign of him
     
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    wait a day or two to be sure lol.. they sometimes hide after they shed, happen to me 1 too many times lol... you think they dead then miraculously you see then dwelling a day or two later:lol:
     
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    Same thing happened to my cleaner with my elegance coral. Was odd as he used to mission all around the tank with no issues then one morning he was being eaten. Suicide maybe? Lol
     
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    still no sign of him at feeding time, I guess the bubble had a good meal last night :-(
     
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    When my shrimp molts he also does not eat, he just hides for a few days. Remember that when they "dump" the old exoskeleton their new outer layer is very soft and they are vulnerable so they go into hiding until it hardens up.
    I also don't think a bubble coral's tentacles has the "grabbing" potential of an anemone's. My cleaner shrimps used to steal the food from the bubble and it could never grab them. The only way IMHO is that the shrimp molted and is hiding, or it died and the current took him into the bubble's tentacles. Give it a few days ;)
     

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