pistol shrimp

  1. E


    I have recently purchased a golden sleeper goby and pistol shrimp pair as well as a diamond sleeper goby for my tank. I have seen the golden goby but the shrimp and Dimond goby are mia. I know there in the tank I just want to know if it’s ok for the diamond goby to completely Burry it’s self not...
  2. Zoe’s Reef

    Is my YWG acting "normal"?

    So I brought home a Yellow Watchman Goby and Pistol Shrimp 4 days ago. The YWG came from one store, and the Pistol Shrimp came from another. I've been having a very hard time to find a pair at LFS around me, so when I found one of each I decided to go for it. I obviously want my YWG and shrimp...
  3. nanonøkk

    what’s the most reef safe shrimp

    ok so i’m wondering on what the most reef safe shrimp is because i’m looking to get one and as i’m looking i’m not seeing very good things. so i first though coral bandit shrimp because i heard- they were reef safe but the i kept reading and it looked to be a 50/50 on if they would eat corals...
  4. Reeffire

    Nano Build 2.5 Gallon Reef

    So I just started a 2.5 gal and got a Pistol Shrimp and Orange Stripe Prawn Goby. Corals: Green & Red Favia. I hope to get some more LPS and some mushrooms.
  5. Yasha Goby & his plus one

    Yasha Goby & his plus one

    Pair at my LFS made me have to get them
  6. AddyBoy

    Dracula goby and pistol shrimp not pairing

    So I’m new to reef2reef but I would love some advise on what to do about my new dracula goby and practically microscopic pistol shrimp. I introduced the pair (Dracula goby and Randall’s pistol shrimp) to my JBJ 45 all in one tank about 3 days ago. I siphoned a small hole for them to take refuge...
  7. Cantusaurus

    Pistol Shrimp Lost Claws

    I recently noticed when feeding that my tiger pistol shrimp lost his large front claws! :( Prior to the pincher loss, he normal and healthy, he would always hide in the burrow and would occasionally leave with the Watchman Goby, especially when feeding. I was feeding and he wouldn't completely...
  8. Alyssa.Weber

    How does the pairing of the shrimp goby and pistol shrimp work?

    I know you can get a watchman goby and a pistol shrimp as a pair but I have also heard that each species of shrimp goby has a certain species of pistol shrimp that pairs with it. If this is true, what are the common pairings? Also is the pairing something I can do myself?- meaning can I...
  9. IamPhins

    Pistol Shrimp Versus Anemone

    I am a fan of the symbiants, so I have this glorious Anemone with its happy Clown Fish. Then I went and added a Pistol Shrimp with a Watchman Goby. From best I can tell, since all the action is happening under a slab of base live rock, the Pistolier seems to be ticking off the Anemone to the...
  10. GoingGoby

    Caught him- errr them

    Y’all for 4 months the tapping drove me nuts- ran a camera into the tank and found a pistol Shrimp- this Morning after he killed my Cleaner I tore the tank apart - guess what else I found?
  11. efrainrodz.94

    Adding pistol shrimp

    Hey guys, I hope everyone is doing well. My fluval 13.5 is 1 month and 2 weeks old. I have two clownfish, 1 bicolor blenny, 1 yellow watchman goby and a cleaner shrimp. Can I add the pistol shrimp? I feel the goby needs a friend but I am scared of pushing too much bio load.
  12. Reefer37

    Texas Randall's Goby / Tiger Pistol Shrimp Pair

    Switched over tanks and unfortunately don't have room for my Randall's Goby and Tiger Pistol Shrimp. Perfectly healthy, haven't had any issue with these guys other than covering corals in my sandbed occasionally. :p They're both full grown, the pistol shrimp is a pretty good size, 2.5-3" I'd...
  13. multsh

    Randall's pistol

    Anyone know any places that have a Randall's pistol in stock? Online or local in nyc. Thanks!
  14. multsh

    Paired goby and randalls pistol

    I am considering getting a Randall's pistol shrimp, with already paired gobies. Question is...will the already paired gobies pair with the pistol? Or do pistols only pair with one goby? Want to ensure nothing happens to either goby (or the pistol!) Thanks!
  15. Schwartzy

    Pistol Shrimp Cleaning Watchman Goby

    Okay guys, this is my first post so bear with me... I noticed something interesting in the tank tonight. I saw my yellow watchman goby hanging around the main burrow of my red banded pistol shrimp. This was moderately exciting because they haven't paired yet. (The goby has been hanging out on...
  16. Omarons

    Sand sifting starfish needs help

    My pistol shrimp took large chunks off of my sand sifting starfish Some of the legs are torn and the mouth seems to be impaired do you think the starfish could live ? It is still moving for now the pistol shrimp will be donated , this is the 3rd fish/invert he has murdered
  17. Z

    Gobies and clean up crew

    Hello everyone, I’m new to the hobby and just set up my tank a couple of days ago. After cycling I was looking into getting some clownfish and a goby. I know there is multiple different types of gobies and was wondering what you guys think is the best one? I want to pair the goby with a pistol...
  18. R

    Nano Build The Fluval Evo 13.5: The Full Journey

    Hello! I am new to saltwater and to this forum, however I have done extensive research on the hobby and have decided to setup a fluval evo 13.5. This will be a thread following the progress of the tank, which I recently bought for only $60. For stocking, I was thinking a few easy corals and a...
  19. Eve

    Goby and Saddleback

    Okay guys, so I know saddleback fishies are aggressive or at least semi aggressive. Lately, I have been noticing that the saddleback has been bothering the goby and pistol shrimp, but not attacking the goby, just getting next to him and just swimming around him. However, the saddleback it is...
  20. M

    What’s your favorite pistol shrimp goby pair?

    I have had a couple different pistol shrimp goby pairs over the years. I just picked up a pair of red banded high fin gobies and a candy cane pistol. Although these guys are cool I think I liked my Randall’s goby a bit more. The Randall’s seemed to really look out for the pistol shrimp while...
  21. B

    Ohio WTB a few different fish and inverts.

    I am currently looking for a few different fish to add to my collection. I'm rather particular about patterns with clownfish so if you have any WYSIWYG that would be awesome to see photos. I'm hoping to find a bonded pair of MochaVinci Clownfish Grade B x Davinci Clownfish Grade B. If someone...
  22. Isleofzoa

    Missing Pistol Candy Cane Shrimp

    Hi Reefers, I bought a red banded pistol shrimp 2 weeks ago and haven't seen him since. The LFS said that the Tiger Goby I purchased with them would pair up once they met. This never happened :( I was advised since the pistol was very tiny that I should not just let him go at the top of the...
  23. O

    Starting a New Hobby with my Significant Other

    Hi all! I have a 32-gallon biocube that my SO and I started. This is our very first tank! It's been cycled for a few months now. We have a firefish named Ember....get it?! A yellow watchman goby named Hamilton (like the watch brand), a pistol shrimp named Pistol Pete. Unfortunately, Hamilton...
  24. Reckotch

    Multiple gobies, multiple pistolshrimp?

    My qustion is about how it might go with a Yellow Watchman goby and a magnus goby in the same tank, as well as a threespot pistol shrimp (Alpheus parvimaculatus) and a tiger pistol shrimp. I ordered what I thuought was a yellow watchman+tiger pistol shrimp but recieved a threespot pistol (does...
  25. Nikko

    Is This Even Possible???!!!

    I have a 90 gallon tank with a mature tank full of live rock packed with corraline algae. Very healthy parameters and has been going great. My tank has the following inhabitants which have all been in the tank 9-12 months and have been very very healthy. Two frostbite clownfish Hawaiian...