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PostSubject: KILLER SHRIMP   Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:48 pm

When i got home today i found that a shrimp in my tank had killed a baby bristlenose and was protecting it from other fish!!! images follow .... i put this up as i was not aware that shrimp would do this and if you have shrimp in your tank BEWARE! i have removed the shrimp now so i think the babys will be safe.




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PostSubject: sorry :(   Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:30 pm

this is kind of strange...

I was going to buy a shrimp for my breeding tank last week, but when I was at the LFS - the owner
advised me to stay away from them as he told me that they were known for having small BN for gourmet lunch.

I didn't believe him at the time and put it to the back of my mind, was not sure to post it on here or not.

Had that to me not really been able to get online as much due to bad internet connection and it put me off posting it.

It could be the small baby died anyway, and the the shrimp found it, unless you saw it capture it and take a munch.

Either way under the circumstances I think you have done the right thing to isolate it for now.

Hope no one else as experienced this, could be a new generation of killer shrimp are on the way.
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PostSubject: Re: KILLER SHRIMP   Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:19 am

I have shrimp in most of my breeding tanks and never had one attack a live fish. They will clean up the dead ones (half the reason i keep them in there) and i suspect thats what happened here. He happened across a dead fry and had a feast. Not saying it cant happen, but i would be surprised. Shrimp dont have very strong claws, def not strong enough to hold onto a fish that is struggling. A prawn would, not a shrimp

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PostSubject: Re: KILLER SHRIMP   Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:18 am

Ive sorted the pics out for you as they was all over the place lol...

I would have to agree with doug on this one but you never no, Mr.Shrimp may think he is a great white... Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: KILLER SHRIMP   Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:26 pm

I think it highly unlikely that the shrimp caught the bn fry, I would think it was already dead...
In saying that ya never know as the guys have stated..
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PostSubject: Re: KILLER SHRIMP   Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:35 pm

Talking about killer shrimps READ THIS

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PostSubject: Re: KILLER SHRIMP   Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:02 pm

Ive found certain shrimp are really untrustworthy characters eg. glass shrimp these are oppertunistic scavengers. Ive seen these attack and kill big female guppies. Shrimps are scavengers
smaller varieties of shrimp are used in commercial breeding systems to keep eggs fungus free.
I think that the variety of shrimp you have, the fish died naturally and your shrimp is doing its job. I would just monitor the situation. any more losses i would defo take the shrimp out.
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PostSubject: Re: KILLER SHRIMP   Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:23 pm

bristlnoser wrote:
Ive found certain shrimp are really untrustworthy characters eg. glass shrimp these are oppertunistic scavengers. Ive seen these attack and kill big female guppies. Shrimps are scavengers
smaller varieties of shrimp are used in commercial breeding systems to keep eggs fungus free.
I think that the variety of shrimp you have, the fish died naturally and your shrimp is doing its job. I would just monitor the situation. any more losses i would defo take the shrimp out.

I would Agree... Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: KILLER SHRIMP   Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:38 am

Curby wrote:
bristlnoser wrote:
Ive found certain shrimp are really untrustworthy characters eg. glass shrimp these are oppertunistic scavengers. Ive seen these attack and kill big female guppies. Shrimps are scavengers
smaller varieties of shrimp are used in commercial breeding systems to keep eggs fungus free.
I think that the variety of shrimp you have, the fish died naturally and your shrimp is doing its job. I would just monitor the situation. any more losses i would defo take the shrimp out.

I would Agree... Twisted Evil

same here
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PostSubject: Re: KILLER SHRIMP   Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:34 am

I double agree... Very Happy
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