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Old 11-23-2013, 01:08 AM   #1
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Pistol Shrimp info please.....

Hi everyone! I have a pink spotted watchman goby....and I was reading about the relationship between the goby and the pistol shrimp....my lfs is getting some in and was considering getting one.......I already have a coral banded shrimp as part of my cuc....first I wss wondering if that would be a problem. ...the cb shrimp isn't aggressive with the other tank inhabitants.....second any thoughts or ideas on this subject would be greatly appreciated. ...or if anyone out there owns a pistol shrimp.....I would love to hear about that too!!! Thanks a bunch!!!

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Old 11-23-2013, 02:06 AM   #2
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I have a pink spotted and a tiger pistol I believe it is and they do not have any relationship. :-( I;ve had them both for about 3 years and nothing. I dont even see the pistol anymore, I just hear him click every one in awhile. I think the smaller gobies are the ones that form a symbiotic relationship and it actually matter which type of goby for which type of shrimp.

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Old 11-23-2013, 05:00 PM   #3
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I have a yellow watchman and pistol shrimp. They found each other really fast when I put them in

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Hard to see but there they are. I don't see them all the time but its cool when I do
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Old 11-23-2013, 05:12 PM   #4
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Sometimes the gobies and shrimp pair up, sometimes they don't. Relative size may also be a factor. As for the coral banded shrimp, I don't know. They can be pretty nasty towards other shrimp, but the pistol isn't exactly defenseless.
Personally, in your place, I would go for it. Those pistol shrimp are wicked cool.
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