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Old 07-12-2011, 01:54 PM   #1811
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Well, I genreally hear a ruckus form the pistol and then surprise, theres a dead shrimp the next day. It's gotta be the thing killing them, the tang, blenny, goby and clowns arent killing them. And they always seem to be snapped in half. It's pretty gruesome. lol

I can't think of any other reason for them to be dying, even if the tank has ich or velvet in it inverts are supposed to be immune to them.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:55 PM   #1812
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oh wow that's gotta be a sight to see
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:57 PM   #1813
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It's so sad to see. Not so happy seeing $24 sitting dead in the tank either. lol
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:02 PM   #1815
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I am officially DONE with cleaner shrimp. Just lost my 4th one sometime last night. I have 1 left. I think it's the pistol shrimp getting them. I can't possible get the pistol out without a tank breakdown so I guess I'm stuck with him.

The cleaners were really cool to watch too, my goby and tang used to go to them all the time.

Too bad these shrimp cost like $24 each.! ANother $100 bucks pissed away.

Would a coral banded shrimp be man enough to stand up to a pistol shrimp? I really want alot of shrimp but am finding it hard to accomplish.
Use the bottle trap to catch the pistol.
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You think it would work for the pistol? I'm not sure how much he comes out from under the rocks...

How does that trick work anyways, I've never really understood it. lol
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I have 2 pistols and a fire cleaner, no problems. I do spend about 3-4 hours drip acclimating for them. The fire shrimp killed a peppermint, no proof but it hung out where red liked to go at night in the cube and I didn't have any pistols then (they are so small, I'd guess the emerald crabs before them, lol.)
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You could try this...put a zip lock bag with chaeto in it, and hang it from the top of the tank with the cover and one corner of the bag. My pistol went in it to eat the pods and couldn't figure out how to get back out.

I'm very lucky, place near me has cleaners for $17, too bad I already spent $50 on red, but he is awesome.
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Oh, I've had these shrimp for a couple weeks, I also drip acclimate shrimp for 3 hours. They were all happy and together on this one rock outcropping, it was the station. Too bad it's a few inched from where the pistol lives. :-(

My last cleaner is hiding on a rock to the far right of the tank.
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