Pistol shrimp= heart attack lol

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Thanks everyone. For the love and the laughs. I will say if anyone is looking for a Bullseye/Purple Claw pistol shrimp, they DO NOT pair with gobies. They will run them out of their burrows or even possibly kill smaller goby species. But they are gorgeous shrimp to have
Thank you for pointing this out. My pistol came paired with his goby buddy so I was fine. I'm new to the hobby and had they not been paired I would've assumed all pistols pair with shrimp gobies which could've been a disaster. It was only after I got my pair that I read on this forum how only a few pistol types pair with gobies. I also read some sad stories.
 
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Thank you for pointing this out. My pistol came paired with his goby buddy so I was fine. I'm new to the hobby and had they not been paired I would've assumed all pistols pair with shrimp gobies which could've been a disaster. It was only after I got my pair that I read on this forum how only a few pistol types pair with gobies. I also read some sad stories.
Yes. Mine is similar to a mantis. It does not pair and he is big enough to kill outright or mortally wound a smaller shrimp goby species. But he's awesome and I'm cool with the fact he doesn't pair. Though I will admit, he was an impulse buy from the husband. My husband seen him at the LFS and couldn't leave without him.
 

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Yes. Mine is similar to a mantis. It does not pair and he is big enough to kill outright or mortally wound a smaller shrimp goby species. But he's awesome and I'm cool with the fact he doesn't pair. Though I will admit, he was an impulse buy from the husband. My husband seen him at the LFS and couldn't leave without him.
Aaah yes, the notorious impulse buy. We're all guilty of it. I have a few "oh geez I can't believe I just bought that" stories. Haha!
 
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FINALLY GOT A PIC OF HIM! Lol
 

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Haven't seen my pistol in months, and his goby buddie hasn't been out in just as long. I do hear the pistol every night, so I know he's alive, but I assuming the goby died at some point, and the shrimp just won't come out without a goby watching.

Going to have to get another goby at some point.
 
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Haven't seen my pistol in months, and his goby buddie hasn't been out in just as long. I do hear the pistol every night, so I know he's alive, but I assuming the goby died at some point, and the shrimp just won't come out without a goby watching.

Going to have to get another goby at some point.
Yeah most won't venture out if they are ones that pair
 
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