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Old 06-12-2011, 01:41 PM   #1
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Added a 1" long pistol shrimp to the 300 gal reef yesterday

Added a 1" long pistol shrimp to the 300 gal reef yesterday, hoping my diamond Goby will find love. So far, no sign of him. Hope he shows up. Also added a purple basslet (antheus) and was surprised when the Royal Gramma attacked him. he has never attacked anything before, but I guess the purple color set him off.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:07 PM   #2
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I have a bullseye pistol shrimp with my Pink spotted goby. Bullseye's don't pair with goby's as often as others do. Mine live together but not like some pairs do. But it took about a month for mine to pair.
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I am very patient. Put a new coral banded shrimp in there three months ago and saw him for the first time today.
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That's one of the most important things I've learned through all of this saltwater; patience is key!
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Umm In regards to your gramma / basslet problem? There both highly territorial and aggresive towards there own species and what looks like there own species. They are closely related and depending on the territory the first fish had set up it may end up killing each other.
Although in your 300 gallon it may be large enough to accommodate both.
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Umm In regards to your gramma / basslet problem? There both highly territorial and aggresive towards there own species and what looks like there own species. They are closely related and depending on the territory the first fish had set up it may end up killing each other.
Although in your 300 gallon it may be large enough to accommodate both.
300 gallon I could live in....
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True just saying aggression over territory could be the problem
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I didn't realize the royal gramma was a basslet. My bad. Hopefully the new fish will adapt. He is still in hiding.
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I would say in a 300 you should get away with it.
There's always a fish that'll break all the rules and show a different personality.
Just monitor the situation if one stops eating quarantine and feed it up. Keep an eye on the situation.
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Have you seen your Pistol shrimp in your tank since adding him?
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