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Old 08-28-2012, 07:45 AM   #1
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Pistol shrimp w/o goby.

Hey all. I scored a pistol shrimp hitchhiker ages ago, it's still doing well. I'm wondering if I get a shrimp goby will they be friends, it's a 40 gal reef.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:53 AM   #2
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Good chance at it. I traded my watchman to a pal who had a pistol and they paired up. Took a day our two to find each other though.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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Depends on the type of goby you get, but they will probably pair up.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:46 PM   #4
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Depends also which pistol shrimp. Some such as the bullseye pistol usually don't pair.
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I have s bullseye and I put it with goby in tank at same time in same net and they paired instantly
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Awesome, might have to look into one, thanks guys.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:35 PM   #7
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I have a cleaner shrimp, would he be ok if I added a pistol to my 29 gallon? I want two cleaners eventually, would that be to many inverts for a 30. I just realized how cool the symbiotic relationship of the pistol and watchman is and want one.
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I have a cleaner shrimp, would he be ok if I added a pistol to my 29 gallon? I want two cleaners eventually, would that be to many inverts for a 30. I just realized how cool the symbiotic relationship of the pistol and watchman is and want one.
I have a pistol/YWG and also a cleaner. They've been in there for months with no problems. My cleaner stays mostly on the rocks, doesn't have any need to go near pistol's burrow openings. I also spot feed the pistol/YWG every day to prevent pistol from getting hungry and hunting.
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