Fire goby

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  1. shaunn

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    Hi all

    Last nite inspecting my tank and i noticed one of my fire gobys have vanished later to find him in the rock with HES LOWER JAW RIPPED OFF what could have done that to him

    I have a boxer shrimp that is a little aggressive could it be him?

    sorry could not take pics
     
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    No wouldn't have been the Shrimp, when you say on the rock was he in a crevice in the rock like a hiding place for a mantis etc or just the normal place where he usually chills? The jaw gone could be that it died and the shrimp started to do his job and chow the dead fish......
     
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    he was in a crevice in the rock and last nite he was alive with a missing lower jaw and is morning i found him sucked to on the side the flow pump.
     
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    I don't have a direct answer but I seriously doubt it was your cleaner shrimp.

    Sounds more like a wound a crab or mantis could inflict.

    You ever had a marine crab problem?
     
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    no crab problem that i know well i really hope i don't have a crab problem
     
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    Well you know all the tricks to try and find the bugger right:

    1. Torch with red plastic over about 5 to 6 hours after lights out, inspect the tank

    2. Drinking class by the rock work, some lance fish, hake, shrimp etc tie it to a little rock, place at the bottom of the glass, rest the glass at an angle that allows for something, to enter the glass from the top off the rock work but not escape it once its in the glass. Due to the nature of the glasses surface this is an especially effective way of catching these buggers.

    It might take a week or even two to see, find or catch the guy.

    If you don't catch, see, find something I think we can safely hypotheses the goby died of natural / infection causes and the jaw became a tasty snack for your shrimp.

    Good luck
     
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