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Old 02-01-2009, 08:00 AM   #1
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Pistol Shrimp for Goby !!!

Got a really pretty 2 inch Tiger Pistol Shrimp for my Watchman Goby...I acclimated him for 2 hours by drip method with an airstone and heater...then released him and haven't seen him since !!! The Goby has been in hiding too because I used a ph to clean out the LR and guess I scared him. Maybe they will meet each other during tunneling...LOL.

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What kind of Watchman do you have?
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You might want to read this Thread. Just In case I do not want to scare you but You might want to start looking for Burrows.
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Yes, Tank, I did read your thread and felt horrible for you..mine is also about 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide and is in the 2nd stage of coloring...olive with blue spots..he is very shy and the clown will snatch food right by him and he doesn't do anything. I think they were eating off of a Turbo snail yesterday...he was stuck in the rock and when a got him out I saw where he had been chewed on....still alive though.

The Pistol Shrimp is a good 2 inches long and has about 1/2 inch "pistol" claw. Think I should start moving LR?

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I would not. Give him time. More than likely he`ll be OK.
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:10 PM   #6
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Kind of my opinion too...that Pohnpei rock is HEAVY...I have 2 inch PVC pieces under key rocks and eggcrate under all to keep disasters a bay (hope). I posted a thread a few days ago on the Goby questioning his appetite for shrimp but didn't get a response so figured if I got the biggest I could find it may be alright..I'll keep a positive attitude anyway...I really like them...I did not, however, hear the Pistol last night..just got to hear him once when I put him in the tank...pretty cool !!!!

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i bought mine apart but paired them in the bucket before adding them to the tank.
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Still MIA.....lifted up one really big piece of LR at the end where I saw the Goby when he was munching on the Turbo and saw no sign of any burrow. They have probably built a winding burrow between the PVC pieces that are under the big pieces of LR. I am going to sit by the tank tonight and hopefully hear or see something..
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Wish I could have paired them, but have had the Goby for 2 weeks...he was eating well but shy and stayed at the back of the tank...could be due to the window by the tank and the sun...aren't they both more or less nocturnal creatures?
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