Both Cleaner Shrimps died in the same time

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04 Jun 2013 09:55 - 04 Jun 2013 10:07 #1 by Buffalosoldier (Woj Ste)
Hi,
Last night 2 of my cleaner shrimps died in the same time. One was bought 2 weeks ago in SH the other one was bought from the forum.

They werent fighting, they kept together whole time , they were all over the tank.

An hour earlier they were happy as usual all over the tank, eating well etc.

Tank is about 280 lt, there is 2 clowns, one green chromis, couple of snails, hermits, emerald crab and one fire shrimp.

The tank is about 3.5 weeks old. All parameters are perfect and measured daily. NO2-0,NH3-0,PH8.3,KH11, temp 25°-26° I do not have refractometer but about week ago water was tested in SH and was perfect.

I have discovered that big spider fell to the tank yesterday, could this cause shrimps to die?
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04 Jun 2013 15:13 #2 by tonyizcool (tony scorr)
this happened to me too had one shrimp for ages got another one then they both died but it was a fish that did which i discovered after a while after i put it in ,
one certain fish decided to see the new shrimp as food and started atacking its legs untill it died so then when the older shrimp came out they must off thought what the hell will have him too

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04 Jun 2013 19:38 - 04 Jun 2013 19:39 #3 by Buffalosoldier (Woj Ste)
I have done the tests again today and everything is perfect. Really don't know what happened to them. There is Fireshrimp and she seems to be ok but she is hiding in the rocks since day one. Cleaners were all over the tank during the day and for some reason died within 60 minutes.

Maybe they were trying to eat the spider? All spiders are venomous so could that be the case? Or maybe I give them not enough food, there is not much algae as the tank is young and lights not too strong.

How to estimate how much food should go to the tank?
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01 Jan 2014 19:50 - 01 Jan 2014 19:50 #4 by jonmac (Jon McNamee)
I had the same problem. Had a fire shrimp and a cleaner shrimp for over a month, both shop bought. Fireshrimp hid a lot but the cleaner was always out and very active.

Then after a month, found the cleaner dead! The fireshrimp is still there and thriving. All my water tests are still good. Have blue, yellow tang and a gobi but they never bothered it.

'Its not the years honey, its the milage'
Dunshaughlin, Meath.
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