I am mourning...

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My cleaner shrimp died, had him for over a year. He was 75mm(3 inches) long - I know they're not expensive, but he was my friend...
Fish in the system for quite some time now: cleaner wrasse, sixline wrasse, fire goby, midas blenny, algae blenny, coral beauty, sailfin tang, tile fish, common clown, false grammar and 6 humbugs(hope it's right). Water parameters are excellent and temp constant at 26deg.

He looked fine the previous day and still took a piece of prawn from my fingers. What could've caused this? :(
 
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Sorry for your loss Tobes. Remember shrimps don't have a particular long lifespan and by the sounds of it, he was fully grown, may have just been old age. :(
 
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Are you sure he is dead? Is it not just his exoskeleton you have found is it?
 

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Hi guys, I am positive he's dead - He was stuck to the seio and it wasn't just his skeleton, it was white thick meat, he's definitaly gone. He couldn't hide in my tank anyway, it's only a cube of 600x600x600 - you always saw a feeler sticking out somewhere...

It's OK to die of old age...not OK to be too weak to get away from a seio and get the life sucked out of you...:(
 
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Hey Tobes

do you have all those fish in a tank with a size of only 600x600x600?
 

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If the fish look happy then your tank is cool but do you have a bigger tank in the plan?
Sorry about your shrimp happend with my first fish not to long ago.
 

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Hey Tobes

do you have all those fish in a tank with a size of only 600x600x600?
Total system volume is about 300litres, got a 120litre refugium + a small hang on refugium and the sump. Fish are all smallish and quite happy, 6 of the fish are humbugs as big as your thumb nail. Biggest fish is the coral beauty which is 40-50mm.:wave2:
 

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Cool, What are humbugs? Can you post any pictures of them?
Looks like bees, yellow with black horizontal stripes - LFS said they're humbugs, hope I heard right... Will see if I can snap some pics.
 

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Damsels?
 
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Aye they are part of the damsel family
 

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Sounds a bit like Bicolour chromis. Has it got 2 horizontal black stripes along the length of it's body? If it is then you need to get rid of them, apparently they get very aggressive as they get older.
 

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Humbugs? The only humbugs I know of is a humbug damsel, which is black and white stripes (not straight stripes, wavey/curvey stripes)....

Yellow and black striped damsel makes me think of a sergeant major damsel...
 

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Is that it?
 
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