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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-31-2019, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
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RCS Keep disappearing

Hi everyone, I’ve been keeping cherry shrimp for the past 6 months. I even had one of my females have babies in the time. However, every now and then a few of my shrimp will randomly disappear. Yesterday I picked up a few shrimp from the store, drip acclimated them for about 45 minutes and set them free. Today I rearranged my tank and noticed that a nice big yellow female I just bought is completely gone. I can’t find her under anything, any pieces of her in the tank, and couldn’t find her around the outsides of it. I have 3 white mountain minnows, 2 scarlet gem badis, 2 Pygmy corys, a lemon tetra and a kuhli loach. Do you think any of these could have gotten her? Do the shrimp bury themselves? Thanks for the help
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Sounds like your loach has been having some expensive snacks to me.

Other than that, do you know your GH / KH?
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So I tested the water and looks like kh ~4 and gh 5-6. Do you really think she could’ve been eaten by my loach? He seems too blind and lazy to grab anything. I looked all around the room to see make sure it didn’t jump out. Is it possible she buried herself in the substrate? Do you think a loach, snail, Pygmy corys, and other shrimps could’ve cleaned her gone by the next day?
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If she died, any one of those could have eaten her. Alive, I doubt the cory or loaches would have eaten her. Most loaches do not go after live shrimp. (keyword - most) I have successfully kept two different species of kuhli loaches (well, black loaches and giant myersi kuhli) with shrimp without any issues as well as many others.

I would recommend a GH of at least 7-8 though.... and shrimp may hide more due to the fish.... so if you want to see shrimp more often.... fix water parameters and put them in a designated shrimp setup.
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Shrimp don't bury themselves
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I had a small group of rcs (12-15) in a small heavily planted tank for at least 6 months. I added a scarlet badis, and he immediately started clearing out the shrimp. I left him in there, hoping he would lose interest with getting fed regularly. After bout a month, no more shrimp were seen. He was the only fish in the tank FYI.

I had read that they may go after juveniles, which was expected. This one had other ideas.
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Thanks for all the info, as of now i'm going to be using purified water from the store only and will be getting some seachem equilibrium to buff gh and help the plants out. Hopefully that helps. I've never seen my fish so much as nip at the shrimp but that doesn't mean anything. If problems persist I may take out some of the more active hunters. As far as temperature goes I'm around 75, should i be worried about bacterial infections? I know warm water makes more babies but don't wanna lose any more of these guys. I have 8 in the 10G now with a pregnant female, a few other females and males.
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Bacterial infections can occur at lower temps but are more likely at higher temps. If any of the shrimp are clear and they are opaque white on the inside then bacterial or muscle necrosis.
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Well, I’ve officially had it, I’ve lost another beautiful yellow rcs that my brother bought me without a trace. I removed the lemon tetra and mountain minnows as I saw one taking a little too much interest in the other yellow one he got me. I’m guessing they went for the shrimp after he molted. Shame. Maybe I’ll get some galaxy rasboras instead, always reminded me of brook trout.
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