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    Senior Member Cmarty01's Avatar
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    Cleaner shrimp, where did you go?

    I have a large cleaner shrimp in my 55 and it has just disappeared. Can they burry themselves in the crushed coral? or did he escape out of the tank and go for a walk? He is definitely not in the tank, unless he is buried.
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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    Anyone? I think he's been gone for about a day or 2
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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    did you check behind the tank?


    Not in the rock work??
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    Mike Philpott

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    My Cleaner use to dissapear for days at a time. Always showed up eventually! I think when they molt they tend to hide away till there new shell hardens. Hope he shows up soon!
    :fish3:Piatchie:fish3:

    Why is it called "cargo" when it goes by ship, and "shipment" when it goes by car?

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    I'm hoping your right piatchie, cause if he made it to the floor he must have crawled pretty far, because he is knowhere in the vacinity of the tank.
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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    piatchie is on the right path. It should reappear in a new exoskeleton soon.
    Rob

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    Do they dig into the sandbed? Cause I can see most of the hiding places in my tank and he's not there.
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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    I have never seen or heard of them digging into the sand. I do know that they hide real good. often upside down on the bottom of a rock. This makes it easier for them to slip out of the old shell.
    Rob

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    Mine disappeared for several days...finally found him hiding in the back of the tank. He came back out after a few days...guess he molted.
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    Patrick.
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    Its probably been 5 days now since I last saw this guy. Has anyone ever herd of them crawling out of the tank? He was fairly large.
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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