Urgent help needed Corals dissapearing

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  1. FrancoisJou

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    I hope this is urgent enough and that it's not just me overreacting...

    I bought some new livestock over the weekend and put that in my nano.

    Since then I've lost a 3 mushroom corals. Completely gone. No traces left.

    Now included in the livestock I bought was a saron shrimp.

    [FONT=&quot]Saron-Rectirostris (Purple-Legs-Marble-Shrimp)

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    Now the LFS said it's reef safe. Assured me of it.

    I checked various websites. Some say it's reef safe. Some safe it's not.

    Some forums say it's reef safe, some say steer clear away.

    I suspect it's this oke that's eating the mushrooms. I awoke halfway through the night and when I checked he was sitting on the mushroom rock, at the spot where the latest victim was located at.

    What should I do?

    Other than him the tank has a sixline wrasse and a yellow prawn goby.
    There is a crab living in the one piece of rock, but I'm quite sure it's an emerald crab. And it's been living there for a month now without any damage to any of my corals as of yet. Now a new addition to the tank and I lose a coral a day ever since.
     
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    belindamotion Google Master

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    If you can't remove him to another section, could you keep him in a jar in your Tank until one of the other guys can tell you whether he is the culprit or not..?
     
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    Nice loking shrimp. Did a quick search and three a few pages mentioning that they eat corals.
    If some sites say its reef-safe and others say its not, id err on the side of caution and assume its not safe.
    Best would be to take it out. Either post it for sale or take it back to the LFS. MAybe have a chat with the LFS about the advice they giving.
     
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    FrancoisJou

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    shrimp is awesome.
    It's so ugly that it's beautifull.
    Shame I'll have to get rid of it.
     
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    corals

    I like to do my homework and everything i have says he is the culprit.
    Best advice let it go and get somthing in iets place.:(
     
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    That is so nice I will sump it where you can look at it:p
     
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    What a crazy looking shrimp. I agree with Hermanus, sump it and then you can enjoy looking at it and keep your corals :lol:
     
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    FrancoisJou

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    It's a nano without a sump. So anyone interested in the shrimp?
     
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    Where there is a will there is a way.
    P.s I think my Spotfin Lionfish would have it
    for lunch.
     
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    :lol::lol:

    @FrancoisJou If no one wants it, maybe try and take it back to the lfs and swap it for something else
     
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    Anyone know whether this bugger is a threat to smaller fish?
     
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