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Old 02-01-2009, 09:47 PM   #11
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Hey Frankie !!! I Found 'Em....I couldn't stand it any longer.. 38 hours MIA was bugging me since I had messed with some LR. I picked up the other piece next to the one I had picked up before and there they were....sleeping together !!! They both looked up like DUH??? They looked sleepy...I think they were confused or stuck...anyway..they both went under the rock again together, and moving so guess they are fine...put some food down for them.

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Old 02-02-2009, 08:08 AM   #12
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Update...I only heard him "click" once last night...did a PWC early this AM and both are alive and seem OK...I'm going to leave them alone now..wonder why they are so tired?
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Fantastic. I was kind of worried your Gobi ate him up... Watchman's are sweet to have and they are eaters but I was sadden when I saw him eat up his friend. so I let him go. gave him away to the LFS. I did not even want credit for him. So they got a good donation from me. But I did get a new one a smaller Orange Spotted Gobi. Not looking to pair him with a Pistol though.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:35 PM   #14
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I loved my orange-spotted Goby...he was busy as a bee...chomping mothfulls of sand and sifting it through his gills...my sand was spotless...He would leap up into the water and glide to get something to eat...he had no fear and a lot of personality..Enjoy!!! Glad you got one.l

The Goby was out around 11:00 this AM and I kept trying to get food to him, but the Clarkii kept stealing it....then he would turn around and drop some food to him...still haven't seen the Pistol eat. . .still in hiding...I did see him this AM early though so know he is alive. How did you feed yours? I got some raw shrimp for them..I microwave it for a few seconds..just little pieces and he likes those .. the Goby...I have ordered some large pellets of New Spectrum and pellets of Formula 2. Also have some Reef Bugs coming...don't know if they are worthwhile or not. I will soak all in Selcon first. Am I on the right track with these guys?

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Old 02-02-2009, 09:32 PM   #15
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Your Goby will give the shrimp some food but if they aren't paired up then your shrimp will scavenge the sandbed.
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I used Frozen Mysis Shrimp and Prime Reef They loved that stuff



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I loved my orange-spotted Goby...he was busy as a bee...chomping mothfulls of sand and sifting it through his gills...my sand was spotless...He would leap up into the water and glide to get something to eat...he had no fear and a lot of personality..Enjoy!!! Glad you got one.l

The Goby was out around 11:00 this AM and I kept trying to get food to him, but the Clarkii kept stealing it....then he would turn around and drop some food to him...still haven't seen the Pistol eat. . .still in hiding...I did see him this AM early though so know he is alive. How did you feed yours? I got some raw shrimp for them..I microwave it for a few seconds..just little pieces and he likes those .. the Goby...I have ordered some large pellets of New Spectrum and pellets of Formula 2. Also have some Reef Bugs coming...don't know if they are worthwhile or not. I will soak all in Selcon first. Am I on the right track with these guys?

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Old 02-03-2009, 10:06 AM   #17
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I use that too...been soaking in Selcon...didn't see the Pistol last night or hear him at all...New problem....I think their entrance to their burrow is where Tang likes to sleep...the Goby stayed there all night trying to guard the burrow entrance (I can't really see it) and Tang stayed on top of it trying to slice the Goby with his little scalpels. He was determined to drive them out. The Goby hung in there and was still there this AM. Gads...75 gallons of water and everyone wants to stay in 1 cup..LOL.

Hope the Pistol shows some action today...it can't be good to stay under the sand all the time...he might have been cruising last night and I just didn't see him. According to the info I have been reading...this species is supposed to be pretty mellow.

Let you know if he shows up...love your new addition.

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News on the Tiger Pistol...don't know if it is good or bad....I found a molt early this AM....looked like the usual molt, but since I never had a Pistol shrimp, I don't know for sure....the body skin looks like normal molt, but the claws look real...they are hard...anyone with experience with these shrimp know if that is the normal molt? That would account for his being MIA for so many days...and for not hearing his clicks..if it is normal molt, how many days before he can make his clicking sounds?
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Prolly OK. I've had plenty varieties of shrimp molt in the first days of a new tank. Pistols too. All shrimp stay kinda low key when molting since they're more vulnerable then.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:01 AM   #20
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you were right, Ray....The Pistol Shrimp is alive !!! Yesterday AM early I found 3 Formula 1 pellets lined up in a row in front of the Goby...this AM, I saw movement under the sand and signs of excavating and there he was!!! Digging his burrow !!! Boy, what a relief to know he is alive and not injured or anything. I guess I can surmise that this "relationship" is going to be a success...Hurray !!!!

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