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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-14-2018, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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vanishing shrimp in tank

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I've just noticed my new addition of shrimp in my tank disappeared, its happened few times before, I see few molting skeletons but no shrimp. only my old shrimp are grazing all over. its a small 5.5 gal tank, heavy planted, but still cant spot any shrimp I've added a week ago. hows it is possible? I added 5 tiger shrimp to bummble bee tank so its easy to spot tiger among bees, one of the tiger was even berried now is gone
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"heavy planted" 100% sure their hiding.

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Agreed. They are probably hiding. Berried are even more prone to hiding as they get close to the babies being born.

Sometimes the stress of new tank conditions can be tough on the little guys. How did you acclimate them?

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Hi, I am not 100% sure they're hiding, its a small tank, I moved all the plants around, decorations, and see only bummble bee, tigers are gone, I did drip acclimatization, but maybe they died off and other shrimp ate them at night, its really strange I should see at least one dead shrimp, if they're really dead
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I constantly lose count of my bkks and pandas in a 2.6 gallon tank. Granted, it's a forest in there but they are super clever at hiding when they want to or just after a molting. I just toss a stinging nettle leaf in there if I want to get their attention. Give it a few days, they'll show their little faces sooner or later.
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