Mysterious missing damsel

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  1. Mc

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    Hi all.

    I woke up this morning to find my azure damsel was gone, no trace of him in or around the tank. :( Searched all over even took out the rocks that he could have been hiding under. Last saw him at about 10pm last night 6am no more fish.
    The entrance to the sump is way too small for him to fit through.
    I was wondering if its possible he could have been eaten by something in the tank?
    He was about 4cm. There is one fairly smal hermit crab,one pom pom crab,one small pistol shrimp,and two nassarius snails. He was looking good last night eating fine no problems. Also the tank is ony 2meters away from my bed and Never heard anything strange. Im really confused.
     
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    What size tank do you have?

    The fish could have been eaten, possibly by a hitchiker crab/shrimp. Did you add the pistol shrimp or did it come with the liverock?
     
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    The tank is small 30L.
    The shrimp came as a hitch hicker he looks like a tiger pistol shrimp about 2cm.
    Haven't seen any sign of any hitchhiker crab.
    And I don't think the pom pom crab could have eaten him.
     
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    Where are they?
    They are like vultures. So if MIA is still in the tank, but dead, that is where the snails will be.
     
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    Thanks Riaan

    I was also thinking that, but no sign of them which means they are somewhere in the sand. My tank is small so theres not many hiding spots.
     
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