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You say you saw an "empty shell"? Is it just the exoskeleton from them shedding and growing? If that is the case they may have survived and just be hiding. I watched one of mine shed and the little bugger was out of the skin in less than 30 seconds and darted to the back of the tank and nestled into some tall hairgrass.

Of course it is always possible that they could have been eaten if they were small enough. In my experience keeping them in a community tank, some of the babies would always survive. I had mine with various tetras, corys, danios, and even a betta. The shrimp were usually too fast and too good at hiding to get picked off. I have no idea where they were hiding because many times they would disappear for days on end and i thought they were eaten but presto, they would reappear and then disappear again.
 
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