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  1. Default I think my Glofish Tetras ate my Mandarin Shrimp.


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    I am in my second week of fish in cycling. I have 4 Tetras. Two days ago I put 3 Mandarin Shrimp in the tank. As of last night, I cannot find any of them. I had one shrimp that was very active that I had started to call Crazy Fish, because he would try to school with the Tetras (he would also play in the bubbles from the bubble bar, silly thing). The other 2 were more of what I would think is normal, they stayed on the plants or crawled/swam across the bottom. When I came home from work yesterday, the fish weren't hungry and had fat little bellies. I have not seen my Mandarin Shrimp since. I think the Tetras ate them. How likely is this?

    The tetras are about an inch and a half and the Mandarin shrimp were about half that.

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    It's entirely possible. Most fish will go after small shrimp. I have similar tetras and shrimp in one of my tanks and it works okay because it is a large, densely planted tank... but every now and then I do see the tetras get one.

    Another thing to consider is that shrimp tend to be particular sensitive to water conditions. I would not have added shrimp to a tank that was still cycling. They may have died due to the stress of cycling, and the tetras may have eaten their bodies at that point.
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    Another thing to consider is that shrimp tend to be particular sensitive to water conditions. I would not have added shrimp to a tank that was still cycling. They may have died due to the stress of cycling, and the tetras may have eaten their bodies at that point.
    Agree 100%, generally fish will only eat whatever they can fit into their mouths...if the shrimp were about 3/4" as you say, I doubt the fish gobbled them up while they were alive
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    0 Not allowed!
    HEEEEEYYYY!

    Crazy Fish is still alive! Don't know where he was hiding. But he was swimming around schooling with the Tetras when I went to give them their dinner. Maybe he took a field trip into the filter or something.

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