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Old 06-28-2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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Pistol Shrimp Help!!

I added a Randalls pistol Shrimp for my Watchman Goby from Saltwaterfish.com and it looked sick upon arrival. Acclimated it for 2 hours and put it in the tank. Disappeared until the next day when I found the Nass sanils eating him. Today I got a tiger Pistol Shrimp from Liveaquaria. Acclimated him for 3 hours and in he went. dug right under the live rock into the sand and haven't saw him yet....not even the sand mountains being built people talk about....What am I doing wrong? Tank has been setup 2 years. All parameters are spot on. Nothing has dies in my reef in 2 years...
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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If its just been a day give it some time still... I feel very blessed when i see mine lol.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:15 PM   #3
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How do you acclimate? Did you test both parameters specially the temp before transferring the shrimp?
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Its recommended to drip acclimate everything for a mininum of a hr. when you introduce a new fish or invert make sure the lights have been off for atleast a hr. that way your current inhabitants has time to calm down, puts less stress on your new attendee. Inverts are usually hardy unless you got a sick one from the pet store. I always look at the critters i buy to make sure they are active.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:37 AM   #5
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He'll be fine. I don't see my pistol shrimp for weeks and that's in a 20H. Eventually you'll hear it popping.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:00 AM   #6
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He'll be fine. I don't see my pistol shrimp for weeks and that's in a 20H. Eventually you'll hear it popping.
My YWG found him and now he is digging holes all over the tank lol
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:11 AM   #7
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Good stuff. Now just hope your rocks are on the bottom of the tank! That bulldozer of a shrimp will make quick work of your gravel in a short period of time. In my opinion they need their very own back up beep..
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