Boxing Shrimp

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  1. Warr7207

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    My boxing shrimp keeps loosing it's main pinchers from time to time, but only one at a time.

    This happened two weeks ago.
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  3. lanzo

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    i have heard about it, but really don't know what it is, dont you think it stresses and brakes it off?

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    maybe there is a hungary fish?
     
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    Anything else in there that he might fight with?
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Mine did exactly the same thing SWAMBO thought it was on its way out but a couple days later there is a new claw..... would love an explanation as to why this happens !
     
  7. Warr7207

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    There are 3 other cleaners and peppermint shrimp. There is about 40-50 hermits (most a too small).

    Niger Trigger, but he looks way to timid, sure he thinks he is a tang (he eats Nori)

    There is a puffer, but he lost his claw for the first time before the puffer arrived.

    Also this is one mean shrimp, he attacks any fish that ventures in his cave.

    Often see fins on my tangs nipped from him.
     
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    My cleaners did the same,pincers were always missing.Now that i have just one he seems to be staying intact.I think they do a bit of boxing amongst themselves.
     
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