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Old 12-06-2004, 10:25 PM   #1
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Shrimp? Friend or Foe? Anyone recognize this? (1 pic)

This doesn't look like any pictures of Mantis that I can find and it doesn't look like any pictures of pistol shrimp that I can find. Can you tell me what kind of shrimp this is?

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Old 12-06-2004, 10:32 PM   #2
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im stumped....never seen a pic of one before.
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could be one of these guys?

not sure hard to tell
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It looks ALOT like REALLY small CBS that I have seen at my LFS....
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Old 12-07-2004, 08:53 AM   #5
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There are lots of different colors of pistol shrimp, I think that is what your hitchhiker is.
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Old 12-07-2004, 10:46 AM   #6
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Yes, I think it is a pistol shrimp as well. A common hitchhiker in LR. It should be fine in your tank. I would suggest getting it a little goby friend. Like a yellow watchman goby. Very cool to watch the two interact.
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Hard to tell from the pic, but isn't one arm larger than the other? Pistol shrimp.
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looks like a pistol shrimp. i always say they look like a crayfish with one larger claw

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I hadn't found a pic of one that had stripes like that until I saw the link posted above. And while this one has more of a brown stripe rather than the red ones, it definitely has one claw larger than the other. Glad to hear the resounding pistol as the answer. I was a bit afraid it would turn out to be a mantis (though they have pretty distinguishing bug eyes). It was in a great place to syphon him out of the tank if need be so I figured I'd double check!

A goby buddy is on my list of fish friends for the tank. I'll have to pick a good one for the shrimp to pair up with!

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I would also say a pistole shrimp there known to come in different colors.
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