Who is the predator?

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  1. Rossco

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    Who is the predator in my non-predator tank?
    Victims: 2* Peppermint Shrimp
    2* Smallish Bengali babies! about the size of a 20c

    I would like to set some of my babies free in the tank,
    and buy extra fish but something is hungry in my tank.

    Any Ideas?

    suspects: Cleaner shrimp; Bengali mom and dad; Citrion goby; various Coral.

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  3. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Rogue crab maybe?
     
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    What is that gorgeous bright yellow/green coral behind the green plating monti on the bottom left?
     
  5. Lord_Blackadder

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    Green colour form of Sinularia dura (cabbage coral). Usually plenty imported with Vietnam shipments and they're not too pricy.
     
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    Wow have seen alot of cabbage coral and in green but never that bright and lumo! Nice... Thanks
     
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    Mantis shrimp?
     
  8. jimilutz

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    I also lost any peppermint shrimp I put in my tanks, so I can't help with the question but your tank is really looking good :)
     
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    I go check out corals at the LFS very often but never see this colour leather, maybe they send them all to Durban. I got the parent of this one from a tank I bought from a member a while back.
     
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    Pistol shrimp maybe?
     
  11. Rossco

    Rossco Thread Starter

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    Thanks Jimi
    and thanks for the frags!
    Personally I think that the Cleaner Shrimp thinks he is quite the Alfa Dude.
    I've seen him attacking snails quite successfully.
    But I think I'll try find a small file fish to sort out the aiptasia,
    instead of feeding more and more peppermint shrimp to someone.
     
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