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Old 01-26-2005, 02:10 PM   #1
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Any chance that the clicking noise in my tank could also be a pistol shrimp? Never had one so I don't know...just can't find what's making the noise and when I dipped one of my rocks a bunch of baby shrimp came out. The claws looked kinda big for the body
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If it quacks like a duck...

Never had one, but sounds like you mgiht have one. Maybe time to try the bait and shot glass method. New rock recently?
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Could be pistol shrimp. Were one of the claws bigger than the other?
Here are a couple of Pistol shrimp I got from my LR.com order last summer. These guys were tiny, less and an inch long at the time.
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yep thats what they looked like and there was a bunch of em, real small though. They were under the LR.com rock that I got last month. So is it possible then that what I am hearing may infact not be a mantis? Because the clicking comes from both sides of the tank and no visaul observation of another mantis, just the one from last time. I thought I saw two, but it's possible that it was the same mantis. How big do pistol shrimp get and will they harm my tank?
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Pistols aren't going to hurt your tank. They will tunnel under sand, so if your rock is only sitting on top of the sand, I'd be a little concerned about rocks falling over or on top of the pistols IMO. Hey, enjoy the fun and consider a shrimp goby to hang out with them.

Mine is about 2inches long. Had'm for 11 months of with a watchman goby.

Yeap, one big claw is usually a sign of a pistol.
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