Why can't I keep cleaner shrimp

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Hello Guys,

I've had my 55 gallon marine tank running for about 6 months now with a regal, yellow tang, 2x cardinals, 2x clowns, royal gramma, emerald crab and lots of hermits and snails but I have gone through about 4 cleaner shrimps which just keep disappearing and k don't know why.

Can anyone help.

Thanks,

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Reply #1

Do you think water params are anything to do with it or possible something in there that has a taste for them like a pistol shrimp?

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Reply #2

My water parameters are fine I get them checked weekly and I don't have any other shrimps or anything that's a threat.

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Reply #3

Then im stumped. Sorry. Usually water parameters are the reason for shrimp demise

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Reply #4

Ok thank you I don't think I'm gonna get anymore

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Reply #5

Have you been buying them from the.same place?
I know this wont make you feel.better but.in 15 years i have never lost one. I would stick to what i said before about a possibe parameter or potential predator.

Anyway good luck 👍

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Reply #6

Copper? Inverts are often very sensitive to it.

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Reply #7

Thanks guys I'm going to get everything checked properly and try again.

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