Boxer Shrimp Lost its Pinchers

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  1. Tiger eye

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    Last night before i went to bed i notesd my boxer shrimp had lost both its pinchers. Does any one have any ideas why this would have hapend?
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  3. 459b

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    What other inhabitants do you have? Could have lost them in a fight.

    They should grow back after a moult or two.
     
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    1 fire shrimp
    2 antias
    3 chromas
    2 skunk clowns
    1 diamond goby
    1 scooter bleny

    They are all very peasefull
     
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    i would go with the fire shrimp

    they take 2 moults to grow back, make sure you provide iodine and calcium for the new skeletons and moulting process
     
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    Mine moults once every month !!!! and I have been responsible for it losing a pincher or two !
     
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    When i tried to catch mines when i was shutting down my old tank, it suprised me by literally throwing its pincers on the floor and bolting away (defense mechanisim). Took a month or so, but they slowly grew back as big as before
     
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