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Old 05-26-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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Red Pistol shrimp- cherry?

I bought this red with some blue pistol shrimp. I do not know if it's classified as a "red" pistol or "cherry" but is big. It's about 4". I added a pearly jaw and noticed it's tail is frayed. I also have an indigo dotty back that every so often has frayed fins. A week ago I added a dracula goby that is now gone. I have not seen him since I added him a week and half ago. The inhabitants are a yellow watch man with a tiger pistol, green mandarin, black percs and a red elongated dottyback, along with the pearly jaw and indigo dotty back. I noticed no agrression, except for the the occasional picks from the clowns. Could it be this "red" pistol going after my fish?
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There is no way a shrimp is to blame on what is going on. You have some very slow fish in there not harmed while the fast are.
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I'm guessing one or both dottybacks are the culprits. I have a neon psuedochromis (same genus) that I had to move out of my 75. My observation was that he seemed to target other long-bodied fish like wrasses and blennies. He seemed to ignore my clowns and tang.
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I'm guessing one or both dottybacks are the culprits. I have a neon psuedochromis (same genus) that I had to move out of my 75. My observation was that he seemed to target other long-bodied fish like wrasses and blennies. He seemed to ignore my clowns and tang.
I thought so, but there is no aggression between the two and actually swim together. It seems to be happening over night when the fish are sleeping
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