Pistol shrimp question

BRS

MysticBlue

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
May 23, 2022
Messages
254
Reaction score
156
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
anderson
So I just bought a pistol shrimp yesterday and it immediately paired up with the watchman goby. Well today I noticed that the pistol shrimp is gone and the watchman goby is in the front of the display out in the open. I can’t find the pistol shrimp anymore and at this point I’m not sure what to do.
 

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
Review score
+5 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
68,918
Reaction score
148,964
Review score
+5 /0 /-0
Location
Wisconsin - Florida delayed due 2 hurricane damage
So I just bought a pistol shrimp yesterday and it immediately paired up with the watchman goby. Well today I noticed that the pistol shrimp is gone and the watchman goby is in the front of the display out in the open. I can’t find the pistol shrimp anymore and at this point I’m not sure what to do.
It may be establishing its home, preparing for molt or hiding
What other tank occupants do you have?
 
Corals.com

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
Review score
+5 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
68,918
Reaction score
148,964
Review score
+5 /0 /-0
Location
Wisconsin - Florida delayed due 2 hurricane damage
Sailfin tang Coral beauty two clowns lawnmower blenny three mollies starfish yellow tang that’s about it
I don’t seeing any going after shrimp
 
OP
MysticBlue

MysticBlue

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
May 23, 2022
Messages
254
Reaction score
156
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
anderson
Mine disappears sometimes for days at a time. I’ll think he’s dead then he will be cruising around all of a sudden.
Well the first day he was snapping like crazy and I could hear it no problem but know I don’t here anything so I’m just a little worried.
 
Cyber Monday

Bucs20fan

Valuable Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Mar 21, 2022
Messages
1,549
Reaction score
1,439
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Greenville
Odds are the shrimp is hiding preparing for a molt. Be aware that lawnmower blennies do not play nice in alot of cases, specifically with other bottom dwelling species. Keep an eye on the blennie and the shrimp goby.
 
OP
MysticBlue

MysticBlue

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
May 23, 2022
Messages
254
Reaction score
156
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
anderson
Odds are the shrimp is hiding preparing for a molt. Be aware that lawnmower blennies do not play nice in alot of cases, specifically with other bottom dwelling species. Keep an eye on the blennie and the shrimp goby.
The yellow watchman goby and the blenny have been together for years probably like 4 so I wouldn’t be to worried.
 

Susan Edwards

5000 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Nov 28, 2016
Messages
5,219
Reaction score
6,422
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Tracy, California
Mine is in a burrow under a rock with a barber goby and I seldom see it. Once in a while I see it pushing sand out but I never see it out away from the burrow or goby. I have never heard it either but I know it is in there. Just the way they are. I just added a watchman and pistol to another tank and don't expect to see either unless I find their burrow. NOt sure they''ve paired up yet but as the pistol isn't out in the open like the first night I'm assuming so.
 

Keko21

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Aug 16, 2022
Messages
239
Reaction score
221
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Florida
4DDB33E3-4C4C-4507-A71F-A9A52F33FF52.jpeg

My boy is doing work! Tunnels everywhere! I usually only see him at night but i will see him pop out every now and then when i feed. He is patiently waiting for his Goby buddy who is in QT.
 

flennwagner

Community Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Apr 17, 2022
Messages
44
Reaction score
4
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
United kingdom
4DDB33E3-4C4C-4507-A71F-A9A52F33FF52.jpeg

My boy is doing work! Tunnels everywhere! I usually only see him at night but i will see him pop out every now and then when i feed. He is patiently waiting for his Goby buddy who is in QT Charlotte Nc Web Development.
I'm not familiar with that particular pistol species, I have Randall's and a Tiger. They won't go after fish actively but if one comes poking around the burrow it's possible the shrimp could injure it when it snaps at it. They might actively attack and kill other shrimp near their burrow though. Pretty sure my Tiger killed off my peppermint shrimp.
 
World Wide Corals

Keko21

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Aug 16, 2022
Messages
239
Reaction score
221
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Florida
I'm not familiar with that particular pistol species, I have Randall's and a Tiger. They won't go after fish actively but if one comes poking around the burrow it's possible the shrimp could injure it when it snaps at it. They might actively attack and kill other shrimp near their burrow though. Pretty sure my Tiger killed off my peppermint shrimp.
This one is a tiger
 
BRS

Does it matter to you whether your fish are captive-bred or wild caught?

  • I only buy captive bred fish.

    Votes: 64 13.9%
  • It matters, but I will buy either captive-bred or wild-caught.

    Votes: 338 73.3%
  • I think wild-caught fish are the better option.

    Votes: 10 2.2%
  • I don’t care where the fish were bred.

    Votes: 49 10.6%
Inkbird
Top