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Old 07-28-2006, 04:07 PM   #1
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Some pistol shrimp don't bond with gobies?

I have a pistol shrimp (hitchhiker with my Florida LR) that I've had in my 90 gal with a shrimp goby for about a year. They've never been seen together. Guy at my LFS told me that only some types of pistol shrimp hook up with gobies. Is this true?
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Yup, here are some:
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I think you may have misunderstood my question. I was told that there are some pistol shrimp that will not pair up with any type of goby.

I have the Orange Spotted Goby listed on that page.
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Some pistol shrimp don't bond with gobies?

Sorry, I didn't read it correctly
This one generally dosen't pair Bullseye Pistol Shrimp.

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They have purple on them. There might be other species that won't pair. So you have a pic or know what kind it is?
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Re: Some pistol shrimp don't bond with gobies?

Don't know what type. It has blue legs and a blue-ish stripe down it's back (like a skunk cleaner shrimp). I'm attaching the best pictures I've managed to get, which aren't very good. It's definitely not a Bullseye but you have answered my question so it would seem likely that mine is one that does not pair up with gobies. Bummer.
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Could be a blue lobster:
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Don't think so. This guy has all the trademarks of a pistol:
1. One large claw.
2. Digs/tunnels and move sand around like nobody's business.
3. Makes amazingly loud popping sounds heard throughout the house.
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3. Makes amazingly loud popping sounds heard throughout the house.
LOL! More than likely, NOT a lobster.
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Yes there are species of pistol shrimps that won't pair up with any shrimp gobies. Also, some only pair up with specific species of goby.
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