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Countrylovin4evr
05-06-2011, 03:15 AM
So most of my ghost shrimp quickly disappeared but I found one alive the other day. The next day, he was still in the same place but when I went to move a plant (that just wasn't in the right place for me) I found the the shrimp--- decapitated and pink --- cooked?? In 80 degree water?? Thought this was weird. Ever had this happen??

Brhino
05-06-2011, 03:33 AM
I have definitely found pink shrimp bits in my tank. Seems to just be a natural thing that happens to them when they die.

korith
05-06-2011, 03:50 AM
When they die they do turn a pinkish/white colour.

Countrylovin4evr
05-06-2011, 04:47 AM
So why did he lose his head?

korith
05-06-2011, 07:09 AM
So why did he lose his head?

Maybe got attacked by a fish? Or maybe the shrimp died first, and then fish started eating/picking at the body. Ghost shrimp aren't very hardy, so really no way to know. They are often sold as feeder shrimp, can be found for $1-2 for a dozen.