I put a small pistol shrimp in my tank about a month ago. He immediately was harassed by all my fish and went to town making this really intricate network of tunnels under all the rocks...Even the coral frags sitting on the sandbed!
Well, tonight I noticed my Strawberry Baslet isnt swimming around. Its ALWAYS out looking for something to get into. I know it loves to go after this pistol shrimp when it sees it. The shrimp is only an inch long, but BOY is it aggressive! It came after me when I was moving a sunken coral frag! Came out grabbing me and shooting at me!
Could this tiny pistol shrimp have killed the strawberry baslet? I hear this thing shooting all day and night long. So its trigger happy alright...
Any ideas? No idea what kind of pistol it is...I caught him under some rocks near the ocean. The LFS
said its a snapping shrimp and should keep to itself. Just a greenish brown shrimp.
Now I am worried he might try to kill my two clowns or my sixline that sleeps down in the rocks at night.:-(
Should I be worried? Maybe the baslet is just taking the night off? Anyone see a pistol shrimp kill a fish?