Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-08-2009, 02:02 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
ThrowedToad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 205
Pistol Shrimp Hitchhicker!

I haven't moved my rock around in a while, so as I took it all out to retrieve an aggressive domino damsel and replace him with a saddle back clown, I discovered what I thought was a mantis shrimp, under further internet identification I found it was a pistol shrimp. Now, with that being said where do I go from here to make sure he stays healthy and growing? He is about 3/4 inch long now.



I have a 29 gal, with about 40 LBS of live rock and 20 lbs of live sand, with one timid domino damsel, one NEW saddle back clown, one peppermint shrimp, a brittle star, a couple of mushrooms. I am running a 75 gal max seaquest skimmer, 700 gph sump pump and 5 gallons of bioballs. Ohh and a new 250 gph powerhead. All water parameters are good. SG is at about 1.024.
__________________

__________________
ThrowedToad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2009, 03:22 AM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
ryshark's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,649
That is a cool surprise. Sounds like you are good to go. One thing I would consider if you want to keep inverts, is slowly replacing the bio-balls with live rock rubble. This will help to keep nitrates down.
__________________

__________________
ryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2009, 09:37 AM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
Tank2379's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chicago,IL
Posts: 2,890
Send a message via MSN to Tank2379 Send a message via Yahoo to Tank2379
If you like you can add A Shrimp Goby they would a form a symbiotic relationship with any pistol shrimp...

This little guy would work well with him
Tank2379 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2009, 09:37 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
Pistol shrimp are awesome! A pretty cool hitch hiker. They are fairly safe for reefs. Adding some type of shrimp goby would be a nice addition for a hopeful pairing. The pistol/goby symbiotic relationship is an amazing one to watch.
__________________
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2009, 10:27 AM   #5
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
I would like to add one thing....Make sure your LR is firmly resting on the tank's bottom. My pistol landscapes the sand quite often. There is not rock that he hasn't burrowed under!
__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2009, 11:24 AM   #6
AA Team Emeritus
 
Tank2379's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chicago,IL
Posts: 2,890
Send a message via MSN to Tank2379 Send a message via Yahoo to Tank2379
I would try to use a Pile Of rock rubble and try and see if you could use that his permanent home instead of him destroying your Rock Foundation.
Tank2379 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2009, 02:21 PM   #7
AA Team Emeritus
 
cmor1701d's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
Mine made his home under my pod pile and has been there for quite some time. I haven't noticed any other burrows. Congrats on a very cool hitchhiker.
cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2009, 01:56 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
ThrowedToad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 205
Would a 1/2 hole under the LR be a sign of his burrow?
__________________
ThrowedToad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2009, 12:10 PM   #9
AA Team Emeritus
 
cmor1701d's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
Most likely candidate would be the shrimp.
__________________

cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ick, pistol, pistol shrimp, rim, shrimp

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pistol shrimp and cleaner shrimp possible? Drewbie Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 04-10-2009 11:23 PM
Tangaroai Shrimp Goby w\ Free Pistol Shrimp Tank2379 New Acquisitions 5 12-30-2008 08:15 PM
Does a pistol shrimp mess with cleaner shrimp ChrisB Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 09-16-2004 09:35 AM
pistol shrimp and unidentifed shrimp..would you add? quarryshark Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 17 07-29-2004 12:17 PM
Monkey shrimp and pistol shrimp reef safe? jamal-188 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12 11-16-2003 07:02 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.