Will Banded Coral shrimp eat my other shrimp?

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    Hey Guys,

    I have (had?) a Banded Coral, a Peppermint, and 2 Cleaner Shrimp in my 50 Super High tank. I have not seen my 2 cleaner shrimp for 2 days, which is very unusual as they are active little boogers. I have seen the Banded Coral chasing them a little bit, but nothing that I thought would be serious.

    Is it possible that the Banded Coral made a Happy Meal out of my cleaner shrimp? (Peppermint still there and doing fine.)


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    Yep, very possible. They are known to go after anything they can catch, even fish.
     
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    I'd about lay money on it.Coral bandeds are mean lil basterds.They are the damsels of the shrimpy world.
     
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    Next question (if the Cleaner Shrimp don't re-appear): How the heck do I catch that BC shrimp!!?? :mrgreen:


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    Got any dynamite?:mrgreen:
     
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    your hand is a good bet
     
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    In a reef tank? I don't see how that's possible. My reef rock is piled 32" high. :shock:



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    I've heard of people making traps with coke bottles. They cut the top and reverse it inside the bottom of the bottle. A search for traps on this site should give you a better idea. I have not made one myself so I'm not good at explaining it.
     
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    Good point. I've read about that too. That's certainly worth a try. It's only an empty 2-liter Coke bottle.


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    I also read where someone used a 20 oz bottle. A two litter may be a bit large in your tank.
     
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    Good point also.


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    Greg, that truly sucks. Remember one of the first things I spoke about when you came over? It was the fact that my CB was killing off all my fish, get rid of him and you should be okay.

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    Good news: the small cleaner shrimp have reappeared. I think they were molting.

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    dont feed for a couple days and he will take food out of your hand.then grab him.
     
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    just throw a copper pipe in your tank for a week and it will be gone in no time.:^::bounce::D
     
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    BLASPHEMY!!!!!!! :chair:



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