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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 04:18 PM
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One of my cherry females is currently tailless thanks to hunkering down in some HC I was trimming. Snip snip, waved my hand to work the trimmings loose--and out came a perfect littled red fan. Last molt it looked like she'd grown a smidge back and she's obviously doing well as she's berried now--but I still feel a little stab of guilt when I see her.
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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 04:25 PM
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Re: I cut my amano shrimps head off!

I'm so sorry! I haven't trimmed my out of control moss "tree" for this exact reason. Now I know it really does happen!

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"Don't run around like an amano with your head cut off"

Or would that be "Swim around" LOL

Sorry to hear about that, but I couldn't resist.
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Ugh, glad i already had my lunch...

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post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 07:26 PM
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So I was trimming today, and I cut in deep into some plants and out came one of my huge amano shrimp's bodies.

I had completely cut off it's head. I feel sick to my stomach right now.

I then tried to get the body out with a pair of tweezers, but the body kept retracting like it still had it's head, it kept swimming, and finally went into my glosso bed, I had to dig it out. It was still alive for about 5 mins during this time twitching away.

I had to get the body out before the fish would start to snack on it and then develop a taste for my shrimp. That amano was huge too, now that I think of how many times he molted in my tank, its a sad day.

Damn shrimp just dont move even when I brush up the plants, even when closing millimeters away from them, they just look at you.
Have you tried to perform CPR and later perform a surgery to attach his head? LOL
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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 10:21 PM
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I did the same thing to an otto. It bummed me out for a couple days. Sorry to hear your experience. I hope it doesent happen again. Someone told me once that for sick fish with no chance of survival he would place them in a ziplock bag and into the freezer hoping they just fall asleep and freeze.

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I cut my amano shrimps head off!

That's really unfortunate :/ I only work in micro tanks, and the worst I've done is drop a rock on a shrimp in moving.

Fortunately he made it out 30 mins later.

I've seen headless shrimp in my filter tho. It is a sad thing.

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That sucks, I love my amano's.
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post #24 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 11:01 PM
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i usually sulk until the evening when I do something stupid. And I stay up late too. Sorry to hear that
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