Missing Shrimp

  1. BuddyD

    BuddyD Valued Member Member

    My 2 largest shrimp, the Crystal Red Shrimp have gone missing. Checked the filter, not there.
    I do have 20 other shrimps but the 2 largest are the only ones missing.
    Could they have crawled out of the tank? I can't see behind it because it's right up against the wall.
  2. Demeter

    Demeter Well Known Member Member

    It is very possible for shrimp to crawl out of their tank.

    Just yesterday I brought home 4 amano shrimp and added them to my planted tanks. A while later while I was researching my new pets I saw some movement out of the corner of my eye. Nearly had a heart attack upon discovering it was one of the shrimp crawling across my carpet a good 6 or so feet from the tank. The tank has a glass cover but it seems to of escaped out the opening for the filter and heater cord.
  3. bgclarke

    bgclarke Well Known Member Member

    That's why I have this ugly but effective plastic canvas covering the extra space around my cut outs.


    Had an amano go for a stroll and die.