loud single click, not mechanical ? banded coral shrimp?

Discussion in 'General Invert Forum' started by scott11106, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. scott11106

    scott11106 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2018
    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    806
    Location:
    Fletcher NC
    so once or twice a day sometimes none i hear a single loud click, cant find what it is but i have been very carefull to not add any unwanted creatures so i dont know what it is.

    tonight i was placing a new coral frag and i have a banded coral shrimp and he used his claws to snap at me..(little jerk), anyway right after he did that i heard the single loud click and it seemed to come from him.

    question is, do these shrimp make noise ? could it be him? and are they fine to have in my reef tank? i assume they are good to have since i purchased him from the lfs as part of the clean up crew....
     

  2. kajam

    kajam Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2018
    Messages:
    599
    Likes Received:
    636
    We have one, he doesn’t make noise. We have had a clicking noise and it drove us nuts till we found out what it was. By any chance do you have a chiller?
     
  3. Jeff Hall

    Jeff Hall Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2017
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    142
    I have one. Definitely a cool addition to my reef tank. Never noticed him making any noise though.
     
  4. Oscar1018

    Oscar1018 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2017
    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    261
    Location:
    Apopka Fl
    Got any pics to see what he really is,
    I have a pistol shrimp that those it all the time
     
    norfolkgarden likes this.
  5. scott11106

    scott11106 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2018
    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    806
    Location:
    Fletcher NC
    he absolutly never comes out of burrow but this is what he looks like from when i purchased him
    Screen Shot 2018-09-07 at 9.37.01 PM.png
     
  6. Deiblerj

    Deiblerj Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2018
    Messages:
    579
    Likes Received:
    428
    If you have a pistol that’s your answer!

    Mine clicks a lot. Looking for his watchman goby buddy
     
  7. Oscar1018

    Oscar1018 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2017
    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    261
    Location:
    Apopka Fl
    1FISH_2FISH_DARTMOUTH_Tiger_Pistol_Shrimp_large.jpg this is what I got he is pain in the arss because he likes to dig out everything, but he is fun to watch lol
     
    sfin52 and Deiblerj like this.
  8. Deiblerj

    Deiblerj Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2018
    Messages:
    579
    Likes Received:
    428
    Lol mine does the same thing. Every other day I walk out to mount goby!

    Guy is freaking bulldozer! Little dude does work
     
    Oscar1018 likes this.
  9. Deiblerj

    Deiblerj Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2018
    Messages:
    579
    Likes Received:
    428
    Btw these little peckerheads are a nightmare if you have any other shrimp in your tank. I gave mine away because he kept going after my fish and killed 3 other shrimp I had
     
    sfin52 likes this.
  10. sfin52

    sfin52 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2016
    Messages:
    5,919
    Likes Received:
    16,749
    Location:
    Springfield il
    you have a pistol shrimp.
     
  11. Oscar1018

    Oscar1018 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2017
    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    261
    Location:
    Apopka Fl
    They are this guy kill my blood red fire shrimp and had it for dinner
     
  12. sfin52

    sfin52 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2016
    Messages:
    5,919
    Likes Received:
    16,749
    Location:
    Springfield il
    you can't assume anything from a LFS until they are proven trustworthy. They can become fish and shrimp eaters.
     
    norfolkgarden and Deiblerj like this.
  13. Deiblerj

    Deiblerj Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2018
    Messages:
    579
    Likes Received:
    428
    +10000000000000000000000
     
    norfolkgarden likes this.
  14. 67chevellemalibu2

    67chevellemalibu2 Valuable Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2018
    Messages:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    482
    Location:
    Indiana
    I have one with two fire shrimps and fish without any issues. I see him everyday.
     
  15. brandon429

    brandon429 why did you put a reef in that R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2014
    Messages:
    7,998
    Likes Received:
    5,966
    Location:
    tejas
    Chance of the click being a reef snail rasping it’s shell against the tank: big chance

    kina snails u got

    I kicked out my snails for that, near room and I don’t wanna hear that at 3rd stage rem
     
  16. scott11106

    scott11106 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2018
    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    806
    Location:
    Fletcher NC
    well i was thinking it might be them but when he did it as i had my hand in water and he was not happy i thought it was him... i am hunting down the sound and will continue to keep a close eye. he is definately not a pistol shrimp, but maybe there is one in there.
     
  17. scott11106

    scott11106 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2018
    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    806
    Location:
    Fletcher NC
    well, you may be right, i seem to have lost a small firefish and another one has wounds on its side... how do i know what it is as i have been looking for a pistol or mantis but i dont see anything. could it be the emerald crab ? but i still hear the single click (really more of a clunk as it is lower pitch).

    i tried looking while the tank is lit and also at night with a flashlight and i dont see anything
     
  18. sfin52

    sfin52 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2016
    Messages:
    5,919
    Likes Received:
    16,749
    Location:
    Springfield il
    red flashlight to inspect .and individuals have made traps. A quick search should yield how to make trap .
     
  19. scott11106

    scott11106 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2018
    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    806
    Location:
    Fletcher NC
    yea i saw the water bottle trap. i will try that but i dont know where it is or even if i have a mantis, pistol or if it is the crab...
    i guess i can put a trap in and see what i get
     
  20. sfin52

    sfin52 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2016
    Messages:
    5,919
    Likes Received:
    16,749
    Location:
    Springfield il
    I doubt a crab. More of the lines of pistol or mantis. Your fish may give you a clue to location. If the stay away from an area they once went that could mean that is the location of the shrimp. If you see a pile of shells that could be the home of the shrimp
     
    scott11106 and MSB123 like this.
Draft saved Draft deleted