Thanks for the condolences everyone.
Kana, thanks for the compliments about the photos.
I have to admit I was pretty worked up about it a week or so ago, but I'm alot more chilled now. The way I see it these things happen.
On the plus side i now have a planted species tank for my shrimp.
Another good points are that ive learnt lots of new and interesting stuff, taken some interesting photos and now got a monster in a jar to scare the kids with.
Never thought they would take out a loach though. Just shows you how efficient mother nature can be when she builds a killing machine.