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Old 06-15-2012, 11:45 AM   #11 
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I'm sorry for your loss, but I'm kind of confused, aren't Amano shrimp algea eaters?
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:49 AM   #12 
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Thanks for the advice about disinfecting the tank.

Yes, Amano shrimp eat algae, but they will also eat dead fish.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:44 PM   #13 
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Shrimp don't eat bones, wouldn't you have found some?
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:25 PM   #14 
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Maybe. Maybe not. Again, I'm not even sure that's what happened.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:42 PM   #15 
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Wow..MsChris that is horrible, I am soo sorry about your lil Crumpet, he had a wonderful short life, you gave him love and a great home, I will always remember that lil face peeking out from under the log..that was priceless..and in memorial I would try an use that as a sig pic:) RIP lil Crumpet..you will be missed!!!!
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:40 PM   #16 
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Aww, thank you so much. :) I will change the pic. I love that one, too.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:17 PM   #17 
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did you look EVERYWHERE in the tank? i had to take everything out once, and look inside of everything also... he may have been scared of the shrimp...
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:32 PM   #18 
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Yes, everywhere. Definitely. I took every single thing out of the tank one at a time. I even broke my rock formation in half to make sure he hadn't gotten stuck in there. He wasn't afraid of anything! The shrimp always got out of his way. He was a brave little guy.

I talked to the guy at my local fish store and he's convinced Crumpet jumped out and my cat ate him. I guess it's possible, though I'd never seen him jump and the holes on either side of the filter are very tiny. Also, there was absolutely no water on the side of the tank, on the desk, or on the floor.

Some forum members have suggested that something was wrong with him when I got him. Someone noted he looked chubby, but the pics I posted were taken before I'd fed him in my tank.

I guess I'll never know for sure, which is frustrating. I miss him.
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im so sorry...
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:22 AM   #20 
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some people have found bettas across the room from their tank. they're jumpers, and in the wild, their ancestors have to flop from puddle to puddle, pond, stream, ditch, ect.... check your whole room.

i'm sorry for your loss. he was a lovely fish.
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