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  1. #1

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    The first invert in my tank was a cleaner shrimp you know the white with red strips down the top. Well early last week during a water change and algae harvest I noticed something was off. My hand wasn't being assaulted by the cleaner shrimp. I looked all over the tank, in the over flow, in the sump, and on the floor around the tank. Not a sign of him at all. Weird.. I do know this shrimp had no fear. When I fed my corals he would scamper over them and try and pick up their food. I have a large plate coral with long sticky tentacles which this shrimp always tip toes about and I think thats where he ended up. My wife and daughter say the tank just isn't the same without Jacques so I'll have to replace him. My Blood shrimp just isn't as active but he my favourite.
    I still find it difficult to find no trace of this rather large (2 1/2") shrimp. The fish in the tank would not be able to eat him whole so it had to be the plate coral. R.I.P. my first invertebrate.
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    Sorry to hear about the shrimp

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    I am highly naive in everything saltwater, but freshwater shrimp are known to be able to crawl on land and sometimes escape tanks?

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    Thanks Cliff the shrimp will be replaced, I have always had a thing for them.

    Madagascariensis (really you need a short nick name, lol), I thought the same but there was/is no sign of his escape. I'm thinking the greedy guy was caught by my coral (Heliofungia Actiniformis sp)
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    It's been near two years since my first cleaner shrimp departed and tonight it looks like his replacement has returned to the cycle of life. Time to head out soon and replace Jacques II with another. I just can't have a tank without a Cleaner shrimp. I saw them on sale yesterday, 3 for $25. They were small.
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    What size tank is this, and can it accommodate 3 cleaners?

    I know nothing about SW tanks except what I've read here on the AC about them.

    Small and (relatively) cheap, I'd go for 3 if I could.
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    The tank is a 55 gallon with a 20 gallon high sump. Lots of live rock with all kinds of hiding places. I've had it going for many years now with about 5 fish in it. Right now it has a yellow tailed damsel (oldest fish), a yellow wrasse, a small Hector's goby, a Tomato clown (largest fish), a lawnmower bennie, and a copperband butterfly. About a dozen to twenty snails, a few hermits, an assortment of soft corals, and a few things you don't get to see like a peanut worm (somewhere in the rock). Three cleaner shrimp may be over doing it but I certainly need one. I'll stick to one after thinking about it. Thanks for the insite Slaphppy. That's why I come here, to bounce my thoughts and have cooler minds prevail.
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    They sound like really neat critters to watch. After you get your new one, I would love to see a photo.

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    Will do RiversGirl. They have no fear of people, everything is a food source for them.
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    Awesome. Looking forward to your addition!

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