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Hello, my fish have been disappearing and I don’t know if it’s a 1.5” pistol shrimp, or a killer coral. It’s been killing my shrimps, and fish. I have huge corals so please let me know if the following are known to eat fish:
One in the picture - I think it’s a bubble coral that’s evolved
A meat coral that’s 6” big

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It's not the pistol. What kind of fish do you have and what kind disappeared? What do you have for clean up crew?
 

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I've never heard of corals eating fish. You need a full round of test results. The most likely cause is a disease or something in the water, a toxin, killing things and them being eaten by the scavengers after they're dead.

Do you have a picture of any dead fish? Or are they just 'gone' ?
 
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I've never heard of corals eating fish. You need a full round of test results. The most likely cause is a disease or something in the water, a toxin, killing things and them being eaten by the scavengers after they're dead.

Do you have a picture of any dead fish? Or are they just 'gone' ?
Water parameters
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 5ppm
Salinity: 1.026
pH: 8.3
They literally just dissapear, no body found.
 
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Water parameters
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 5ppm
Salinity: 1.026
pH: 8.3
They literally just dissapear, no body found.
What kinds of fish have disappeared? Did this start after adding anything to your tank? What is your current stock?
 
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We need to know your parameters, type of fish, anything new added to the tank etc.
No fish have been added in the past month.
Water parameters
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 5ppm
Salinity: 1.026
pH: 8.3
I just find rarely bodies with giant part of middle of their body missing.
 

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Jump and dry maybe?
I found my wrasse (notorious for being jumpers) a month later crispy on the floor.
 
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It's not the pistol. What kind of fish do you have and what kind disappeared? What do you have for clean up crew?
Fish I have currently;
2 baby occeleris clowns (super sweet, never hurt anything.)
2 black clowns (never hurt anything, sweet too).
And that’s it.
Fish that have died from “it”. They show no signs of parasites before the death. I just find ripped up bodies at the bottom. It’s ALWAYS the fish that sleep at the sand.
Bar goby
3 wrasses
2 mocha clownfish
1 giant mandarin goby (had him for years)
1 PJ cardinal
5 assorted gobies
 
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Jump and dry maybe?
I found my wrasse (notorious for being jumpers) a month later crispy on the floor.
I forgot to mension, I have had none jump, no bodies ever found on the floor sadly
 
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Ok, when was the addition? Was he QT’ed? The fish you have listed all typically are able to fight off disease for a while until it completely overcomes them.
 
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What kinds of fish have disappeared? Did this start after adding anything to your tank? What is your current stock?
Fish I have currently;
2 baby occeleris clowns (super sweet, never hurt anything.)
2 black clowns (never hurt anything, sweet too).
And that’s it.
Fish that have died from “it”. They show no signs of parasites before the death. I just find ripped up bodies at the bottom. It’s ALWAYS the fish that sleep at the sand.
Bar goby
3 wrasses
2 mocha clownfish
1 giant mandarin goby (had him for years)
1 PJ cardinal
5 assorted gobies
Fish started dissapearing after the cycle, at first I thought it was my green serpent, removed it and thought it was over, it wasn’t. More fish dissapeared after. I have never seen this pistol shrimp, I just hear a snapping noise at night. The only time I saw it was after I added it, right after the tank cycled
 
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Ok, when was the addition? Was he QT’ed? The fish you have listed all typically are able to fight off disease for a while until it completely overcomes them.
Yep! All fish are QT’d, never have had any parasites
 

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How big is your tank? Did you start with live rock? Perhaps you brought in a predator in some live rock.
 
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How big is your tank? Did you start with live rock? Perhaps you brought in a predator in some live rock.
100.3 gallons, all rock was the Carib Sea Dry Rock. I have added zero live rock to the tank.
 
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Ever check the tank at night with a flashlight?

Almost sounds like it could be a fire worm. Which sleeps in your sand, and will eat fish that dwell in the sand.
 

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Could also be a bobbit worm.. but if you've been starting with everything dry and QT'd I don't know how you would've gotten one of those in your tank.
Bobbit worm! Thats the one I was thinking of, thank you. After I posted I went back and reread the OP, starting with everything dry, theres no way one could be in there. Definitely worth a look at night though.
 

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