Candy striped shrimp missing/dead??

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  1. Ari

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    This shrimp has been with me since the start of my marine aquarium journey. I gave it to my friend to keep for a couple of months so that I could set up my new tank. When I got it back last night I dripped for about 1 half hours and he was exploring the tank and eating off the floor already!! He looked fine, no stress. But today I couldn't find him. I've got 2 clowns a foxface and a rock blenny. A couple of small hermits and thats it. I found small pieces of his feelers. Any suggestions how he passed because I really love these guys and I want to get more.:(
     
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    Is he not just hiding because he moulted?
     
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    I'll carry on looking but is it possible that he can moult so quick?
     
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    Yes he may have been ready to moult before he went back into the system/
     
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    Hey guys this morning I found my shrimp in pieces:( My question is do you think the hermits does this because I really want shrimps in my tank. BTW this funny looking creature came with my daisy polyps it lives inside. I will try and get a picture. It's slimy and greyish and it's like a long tentacle that can stretch very far. At the end of the tentacle it splits in 2 smal branches... It just chills on the rocks. You don't think that might be the killer?
     
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