Is it likely that some of my amanos passed away?

oliviaaaaaaaaaaaa

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hi! tomorrow is one month since i got 4 amanos and one snail for my betta tank. they've looked great from what i've seen of them but, for about two weeks i've noticed i really only ever see two or three (idk they move so fast) out at night when i watch. is it possible that two of them died and my betta found it and ate them before i ever noticed? parameters have been normal this whole month. i know that my sponge filter is the shrimp hiding spot during the day time so during a water change just now i decided to cut out little sections in my background so i can see the shrimp behind the filter and low and behold there are only two. is it possible that the other pair is hiding somewhere else in the tank or would they all stick together?
 

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They hide REALLY good. I have a hard time finding mine also. There is a possibility they did die but I think you would have found the shell somewhere.
 

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I have 2 Amano shrimp and they normally don’t stick together like a schooling fish would. Are your Amano shrimp really small? I think it would be unlikely that your betta would eat the shrimp because Amanos tend to be bigger. If you haven’t found any shrimp bodies i would think they would just be hiding.
 
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BobbyPickles1027 said:
I have 2 Amano shrimp and they normally don’t stick together like a schooling fish would. Are your Amano shrimp really small? I think it would be unlikely that your betta would eat the shrimp because Amanos tend to be bigger. If you haven’t found any shrimp bodies i would think they would just be hiding.
a couple came in small but the two that i see have grown a LOT since getting them, plus i've been watching out for any extra bloating and i haven't noticed any! i did see two molts in my tank within the first couple of days of putting them in there and thought it could possibly be a dead shrimp, but after seeing pictures and descriptions of what molts looked like i was 100% sure that it was just a molt

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They hide REALLY good. I have a hard time finding mine also. There is a possibility they did die but I think you would have found the shell somewhere.
i did find two shrimp molts once but i was sure it was just molts because i later saw 3 of them together one night!
hopefully i spy all 4 one day !! thank you :)
 

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Don’t feed them for a few days then feed them a wafer and they will come running
 

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You want them to come out? Blanch a floret of brocolli for two minutes , cut in half and drop at the front of your tank :)
 

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