Goby Pistol pair

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by VicZA, 24 Apr 2014.

  1. VicZA

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    I have had my pistol/goby pair for a while now and though I don't see them very often ... I see them.

    The goby peeks out from under a rock and the pistol begins to dig around it and is generally "glued" to the goby.

    In the last two days, I have seen the goby leave his cave and wonder around (during twilight) without sign of the pistol shrimp.

    Is that a sign the shrimp could be dead ?

    What happens to a pair once it's broken up ? Can you get a pistol on it's own?
     
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  3. RiaanP

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    they normally stick together. shrimp might be dead. Sorry.
     
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    checked today .... Pistol is dead ... will the Goby survive on it's own ?
     
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    yes.
     
  6. Kingfish

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    He will survive, majority of the gobies in the trade dont have the sybiotic relationship and still do well, i will look out for another pistol
     
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