I hate pistol shrimps!!!

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  1. ZaxXx

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    I tried so so so hard to make sure that i dont get any pistols into my new tank and two little :censored: still sneaked into the tank!!!:angry:

    They constantly make this LOUD snapping sound and i keep thinking my tank cracked or sumting broke!

    They stress me and they gonna stress the fish out when i start stocking.

    I hate them . . .:beatdeadhorse5:
    I wanna kill them. . .killkanga



    Do any natural predators eat them? . . . if so where can i get them from??? lol
     
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    Triggers? Lion fish?

    Good luck dude...
     
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    y dont u put a bit of fish in a glass and leave it in the tank as a trap?
     
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    Il try that maybe put in a lion, but those pistols are big

    How do you mean Tremayn? like a sardine in a cup and leave it at the bottom?
     
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    zaxXx dude use a bottle trap to get them out, i had a big one that was killing fish:-( use prawn as bait but it might take a few days
     
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    Bottle trap?? You gotta xplain this to me! :)
     
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    what colour are they?
     
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    some white and some abit black
     
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    this is gonna sound primitive dude lol, ok what you need to do is cut the top of a coke bottle( about where it starts to form a neck) and place it bak it the rest of the bottle but inverted, then you place the bait on the inner part, not sure if i make sense, the shrimp will find it's way in but wont get out :)
     
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    It was a black one that i had as well, had it for a while and thought nothing of it but then it started attacking the gobies and killing them
     
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    LOL... AWSOME will do that ASAP. Thanks dude

    I didnt know these guys attack other fish! DAMN!:huh:
     
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    i didnt either, but then at night i heard that cracking and the next morning i found my dottyback dead and being eaten...followed by the same the next two nights and lost three fish total, i believe "pistolshrimp" actually saw his dutoiti being killed by a pistolshrimp...the irony...
     
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    I have one and I actually paid for it, it lives with my yellow watchman gobby. Pitty it is at the back of the tank where no one can see.
     
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    lol buggers!

    Dude why would you pay for a pistol shrimp?? or are they any good?
     
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    They have a cool relationship with gobbies, go on youtube and check the vids, it is awesome.
     
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    yeah i also thought they were cool with gobies but i think its just with watchman gobies that they form that relationship
     
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    if the coke bottle trap doesn't work, gooi a duoiti in there, there is millions around at the moment. Actually cool watching them hunt the pistols, just don't keep gobies or wrasse with the duoiti in there
     
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    seriously dude? like in the rock pools? i have been wanting to get one :)
     
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    thats a nice fish!!
     
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    Awsome. Thanks guys. And can i freeze these shrimps and feed them to the fish? lol
     
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