Red shrimp

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  1. APK

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    I lost 2 clowns shortly after introducing a red cleamer shrimp - replaced them only to lose them both in one night. The shrimp was feeding off a dead clown. They were in the tank for about 2 weeks before they died - all the other fish are fine - all compatible fish. The shrimp seems to be the aggressor - all the stuff i have read says it is peacefull but I beginning to have my doubts
     
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  3. deadmeat2016

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    are u sure its a cleaner and not a boxing shrimp?
     
  4. Charl_Stanhope

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    The cleaner shrimp wont kill your clowns but if they are dead they will feed off the dead fish. My clowns and cleaner shrimp are still living peacefully after a year. how long have you had your tank? how big is it? tell us more about it,like the volume,filtration,age, livestock , flow etc. Also post a pic as a pic can say alot. The more info we have the easier it will be to help you. Have you got the same shrimp as this or does it look different?[​IMG]
     
  5. zak

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    I don't believe a cleaner shrimp could actively hunt down a fish, they don't possess the tools for that.. I've got a few tiny fish with a cleanershrimp and no problems..
     
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    I agree, won't be the cleaner shrimp. Does your shrimp looks like the one in the pic? If completely red, then it's a fire shrimp. I doubt that he or even a boxing shrimp will kill two clowns in one night. Maybe there's another culprit? Was the clowns sick perhaps?
     
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    Cleaner shrimp are moer scavengers than predators and dont hunt
     
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    Cleaner shrimps are the vultures or hyenas of your tank. Not hunters
     
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