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Old 11-16-2006, 11:34 PM   #1
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Saw my pistol for the first time(pic added)

I added a pistol shrimp a year or more ago and never saw the likes of it. I have a yellow watchman that I had hoped it would pair up with but I had given up. I hear the occasional pop so I knew it was alive.

I was talking to some friends tonight in front of the tank and I see this red striped pistol crawl out from behind my watchman! I had forgot what it even looked like!

My tank has been up over 3 yrs and I am still amazed on occasion

I have a pic but the actinics were on and of course it was in an area of the tank where the glass is dirty. Hopefully I can get some better ones.

Patience was rewarded I guess
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:20 AM   #3
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Hee I had a nest(15-20) of the little poppers . Drove me mad to hear them and not see them . I have 2 that are just abot 1/2 inch long with no real color yet and one is carring eggs I have them in their own tank now but am looking for a YWG in the future... I pulled them from our living room display to a pico in the office where they can pop all they want to !
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:13 AM   #5
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I just added a pistol shrimp last week for my watchman goby. Pretty bad when you buy pets for your pets.
So far he has not bonded with said goby. This gives me hope.
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That`s almost as bad as my lobster. I`ve seen him about 5 times in 5 yrs. I`m glad you saw yours.
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:51 PM   #7
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Never seen a lobster in an aquarium. Cool.

I got a pic tonight. I used the flash to get the pistol to show up more. The millie in the pic is a nice pink tip with green polyps. Not brown as shown
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thats great! IMHO, the symbiotic relationship between a shrimp goby and pistol rivals that of the anemone/clown. Very fascinating to observe.
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