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Old 04-16-2008, 02:52 PM   #11
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I do agree with CCCAPT about the phosphates. They are high in it but IMO so is everything else. I try to feed a variety like flakes, frozen and seaweed selects. I also run a good size fuge to remove alot of the phosphates.
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I would worry too much about the shrimp getting enough food. They seem to get by pretty well. Mine actually comes out a lot, especially at feeding time. As mentioned, they have poor eye sight so he always keeps on antena on the goby at all times while he is out of the cave. If he looses contact with the goby he shoots right back in the hole...amazing relationship to observe.
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Ok I just saw my shrimp toward the front rock pushing sand out of a hole . The Goby was cruising around right in front of it. Very cool my camera has dead batteries or I would post a photo. It seems as if the shrimp burrowed a tunnel underneath the entire rock about 8" long and when I get close to the goby it darts off inside the hole underneath the rock and comes out slowly to scout out the surroundings. Very interesting stuff and fun to watch.
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My pistol dug up EVERY place under my LR. It's a good thing my rock is on the glass bottom. I have spots with no sand and other spots with about 4-6 inches of sand. Watch when you clean your tank or move something, the shrimp will redecorate.
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So Will other shrimp cause problems? I was thinking of getting a cleaner shrimp or fire red shrimp. Will this be ok in addition to the pistol shrimp and the orange spot goby? will there be terretorial issues?
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You should have no issues. I keep three skunk cleaners, two fire shirmp and a coral banded shrimp with my pistol.
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Scott, do you ever see your Pistol?
I have (hitchhiker) that took up residence under my pod pile. I can occasionally see it after lights out, but it never fully comes out of it's den/hole. I only see some claws and what I can see of the shrimp through the glass (hole is along side the glass).
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Just wanted to post an update. My pistol shrimp hangs out with my goby 24/7 he has burrowwed like 6 tunnels under my live rock. The pistol shrimp is like a bulldozer. The goby and pistol are out in the open all the time now I can almost always see them. Also the cleaner shrimp is Awesome today I saw him actually cleaning my goby and the goby was just chilling like it was getting a massage. This was the first time I saw the cleaning give a good cleaning. Very cool
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Scott, do you ever see your Pistol?
I have (hitchhiker) that took up residence under my pod pile. I can occasionally see it after lights out, but it never fully comes out of it's den/hole. I only see some claws and what I can see of the shrimp through the glass (hole is along side the glass).
I don't see mine much. I'll catch him out and about during feeding. I have a Tangaroa Goby (Ctenogobiops tangaroai) and he blends in with the sand, so sometimes he's out and I don't even notice till he darts into the hole.
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