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Old 04-20-2011, 08:25 PM   #1
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Hey guys

Wonder if any of you can help me. Every now and then in my tank I hear a click noise. Sounds like it is coming from inside the tank, almost like a stone hitting a window.

Do any of you know what this might be? It has started happening after I got my green star polyp, so I'm thinking something has hitched a ride into my tank. Any ideas what it could be? I have seen this small orange looking thing darting about, though no idea what it is as I can hardy see it.
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slow clicks may be a pistol shrimp. fast clicks may be a mantis shrimp. Sounds like you have a hitchhiker.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:28 PM   #3
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Oh right. It is a slow click. happens like once every ten minutes or so. It happens mainly at night though does happen when lights are on every now and then
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Sounds like a pistol shrimp to me.
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Oh cool. Are they good or bad?
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They're perfectly fine. They'll help clean up the tank.
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Excellent they are no threat to my other shrimps, crab, coral, hermits etc?
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Nope, get yourself a goby to hang out with him
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Cool, this little thing I see is fast....very fast but I did manage to sneak a quick peek ad it would appear it has a large claw like thing, but only one claw by the looks of it??? Again it was fast so I only seen it for a split second but does that sound like one? It's probably a very small one....unless they are small anyway?
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yup. They have one big claw. That's how they make that clicking sound. They typically stay small, not much more than 2 inches. If it hitchhiked in, i'd expect it to be a little guy.
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