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Old 08-01-2014, 01:20 PM   #11
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Could it be your heaters clicking on and off...?
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:10 PM   #12
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Clicking sound in reef tank

Power heads sometimes click, but my guess is there's something missing on your stocking list; a pistol shrimp. I'd keep him, they are cool.


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Old 08-04-2014, 02:37 PM   #13
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Given up for now ... Would be nice to find out where a couple fish literally disappeared to, but haven't been a able to catch any predatory shrimps .

Thanks for the input anyways
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Old 08-04-2014, 04:29 PM   #14
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Wait a couple hours after lights out and use a red light to look into the tank. See what you see.
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My guess would be a snapping pistol shrimp that is being harassed by you trigger fish at night. If it was me I would get a gobi that would pair with pistol shrimp, see if they pair up and snapping should stop when gobi is with it.


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Old 08-04-2014, 09:44 PM   #16
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Had 2 watchman gobies, one disappeared ... The other jumped out of the tank .

They were pretty cool though, constantly sifting the sand.
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If you are missing fish and no bodies to be found my guess is that the clicking noise is from a Mantis. If it was me I would plan on a Friday or Saturday and turn off the lights I would put a piece of table shrimp out front and wait using one of those head lamps that you can get at Walmart or Academy they have a red light on it as well and wait and see what comes out to eat the shrimp.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:31 PM   #18
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Clicking sound in reef tank

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If you are missing fish and no bodies to be found my guess is that the clicking noise is from a Mantis. If it was me I would plan on a Friday or Saturday and turn off the lights I would put a piece of table shrimp out front and wait using one of those head lamps that you can get at Walmart or Academy they have a red light on it as well and wait and see what comes out to eat the shrimp.

Mantis can see red light, their eyes are pretty amazing actually. A Trap or pulling each rock for a dip in high salinity water (1.035) and seeing what comes out are probably your only options for a mantis.
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Mantis makes more than a clicking noise. All the ones I've been around make a popping sound and it's pretty loud. From a "critter" standpoint, he may be one of the coolest things in your tank. But not if it's killing fish.


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Might have something! Need help IDing this little sucker.Click image for larger version

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