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Old 11-30-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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Clicking in my tank???

I have a cleaner shrimp a snail two nems ten blue legged crabs and a starfish and everyday I hear this clicking noise I'm curious of what it is. Does anyone have an idea
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Either a pistol shrimp or a mantis shrimp. If you see inverts disappearing it is a mantis
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But I don't have either of them in my tank that's the problem
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They could have hitchhiked in with live rocj
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I have a skunk cleaner shrimp is it maybe that??? I'm pretty sure I would have seen a mantis shrimp or a pistol shrimp walking around my tank
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I have a skunk cleaner shrimp is it maybe that??? I'm pretty sure I would have seen a mantis shrimp or a pistol shrimp walking around my tank
you would be surprised at what you can't see in your tank.... they stay hidden very well and can be taken out by a trap or sometimes people have to tear their whole tank apart to get them
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:24 PM   #7
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Oh Jezzzz is a pistol shrimp a bad thing to have there's no way I have a mantis because I still have both my nems and the clicking started about a month ago I've had the tank going for several months
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Oh wait I did get a new piece of live rock close to a month ago and I'm pretty sure my blue legged crabs are somehow disappearing
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i don't think mantis are known for harming anemone, in fact i have heard there are a few species that clean themselves on anemone. if your blue legs are/were disappearing, my money is on a mantis. a pistol shrimp wouldn't harm anything
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i don't think mantis are known for harming anemone, in fact i have heard there are a few species that clean themselves on anemone. if your blue legs are/were disappearing, my money is on a mantis.
I agree mantis wont go after nems. Pistols usually aren't potent enough to kill inverts. Check your tank late at night with a red light. Maybe you will find it
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