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well for the past couple weeks i've been cycling my new 50g with guppies and some ghost shrimp.....well i have been feeding them with hikari chiclid gold color enhancing pellets....well since then the shrimp have red on their back and red antennas this is the only tank where i am feeding them the chiclid food and they have turned this color....they are also alot more active and not scared at all to come out....anyone else have shrimp like this.....kinda crazy.....
 

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I have a few Ghost Shrimp in my Redbelly tank (intended as food for the predatory Sultan Pleco I keep in the same tank), but none seems interested in their nutritional value, so they're still alive and kicking...

Here's a piccy of the largest one: some 2" in size, with 2"+ long antennae...

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ok this may sound crazy but my 1 1/2" pleco just ate my 2" ghost shrimp and god knows how many other ones.....is this normal....i thought they only ate algea and plants???
 

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FormulatedFire said:
ok this may sound crazy but my 1 1/2" pleco just ate my 2" ghost shrimp and god knows how many other ones.....is this normal....i thought they only ate algea and plants???
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Pleco's are opportunists: they eat everything edible, wheter vegetable or meat. Some are even predatory, and hunt snails, shrimp and other crustaceans.
But I doubt your little dude actually killed the shrimp - I assume you have a Common Pleco (brownish, spots), and they are not predatory. And even a carnivorous pleco that measures 1,5" would be unable to kill a 2" shrimp.
So I think your shrimp died first, and then the body was found by the pleco, who wouldn't pass on a free meal.
 

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i dunno judazz.....the shrimp was live and kicking before bed.....i think he killed him.....
 

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FormulatedFire said:
i dunno judazz.....the shrimp was live and kicking before bed.....i think he killed him.....
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How? A 1,5" pleco only has a tiny sucker mouth, and not even remotely enough strength to kill an agile 2" shrimp.
Maybe the shrimp molted, and the pleco was just munching on the discarded exoskeleton? I've been fooled that way in the past too, only to discover the shrimp alive and kicking a few days later.
 

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got me i'll update in a few days and let you kno.....i'm snap some pics of my 50g and my 2 10gs.....show u the different colors of my ghost shrimp with the different substrates........maybe my pleco is a killa....
 
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