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Aggressive Shrimps? #1
Hi

Has anyone had any problems when they have added a shrimp to their tank? I have had some fish that have disappeared, no bodies left floating or anything. A friend at work said shrimps were aggressive, but I didn't listen to him and now I'm wondering if he was right!

Any advice would be great.
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Re: Aggressive Shrimps? #2
what type of shrimp are they, and in what type of tank.

(only sensible thing i can think of, as if it's marine tank i know nothing.)

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Re: Aggressive Shrimps? #3
Hi

Sorry to be ignorant but I have no idea what kind of shrimp it is! It is transparent if that helps. It is in a tropical community tank with neons, danios etc.
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Re: Aggressive Shrimps? #4
i have amano shrimp in with my white cloud's (i think they called amarno )
and they just eat debris. (rubbish ) and are really peacefull. (have heard of escapee's tho)
i know from post's on here that there are some of the marine shrimp that have claws that chomp up fish.
can you see claw's on your shrimp?????
i cant say for certain, but if the fish just died then the shrimp will eat the body, but i dont think the amano will kill.

might be a reason you not found the body.
is there anyway of getting a pic, then one of the knolagble peeps on here could name it.

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Re: Aggressive Shrimps? #5
I have just looked up amano shrimp on the net and it could be. Also looks like a ghost shrimp though! I will try and get a decent picture to post. I thought about the fish dying and he is just eating them. Read on net that in warmer water the ghost shrimp can be more active and attack other fish. At the moment he has been put into isolation in his own tank! A bit like guilty until proven innocent!
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Re: Aggressive Shrimps? #6
lol, cant blame you on that one.

the other's have arrived now. so they will prob's give you the right answers.

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Re: Aggressive Shrimps? #7
Here are some pictures
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Re: Aggressive Shrimps? #8
I have 6 Amano Shrimps in my 180L tropical tank. They never bother the other fish but they sometimes shove each other out of the way. Being debri eaters I can imagine they would eat a fish that has already died. This would give the impression that they have killed the fish before eating it.

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Re: Aggressive Shrimps? #10
thanks for everyone's advice. think i'm going to just put him back in the tank. I am going for a proper water test tomorrow at our local supplier. Have done my own nitrate test and that was ok, but I'll get the pro to do it as well.

thanks again

clare