I keep hearing a popping noise coming from my tank...

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  1. Dlaria

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    I keep hearing a popping noise coming from my tank...

    I can't see anything in there that's doing it.

    At first, I thought it was my larger hermit, banging his shell against the glass, but that's not it. It's louder than that, and he wasn't near the glass when i just heard it.

    It's something else...

    Just does it once in awhile.
     
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  3. Helga

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    It could be a snail as well. I have seen my snails spin their shell against the glass making a "banging" noise = or you could have a pistol shrimp in your tank. I have a pistol shrimp paired with my yellow watchman goby. He snaps with his claws if something bothers him. Its more a high snapping sound than a pop. Must say he is a wonderful character in my tank. Has never bothered any of my livestock or corals.
     
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    Snapping is the sound. I have not seen a shrimp in there, other than the boxer I have.
     
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    A popping sound you say sir?

    I have more of a clicking sound in my tank and most might tell you the sound you are hearing is either a pistol shrimp or a mantis shrimp :(
     
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    Clicking, yes. That's a good description. (I'm a female.) :)
     
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    Apologies ma'am :blush:
     
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    Can also be a hitch hiker crab. I have a few small ones and hear snapping coming from different areas of the tank. I once removed a large-ish crab and sumped him. The snapping then started coming from sump as well. So, yes, it can be as Shaun said pistol/mantis or crabs. Check after lights out with a tiny torch. My crabs come out after dark and eat only algae (for now).
     
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    my money is on a pistol shrimp.. its a very high pitched snapping sound.. its actually a method used by the shrimp to incapacitate any small gogga around hin so that he can stn and eat them with ease.. it only works with smaller organisims..

    annoying but a stunning creature to have and observe..
     
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    I say it's a pistol shrimp. Take a small piece of fish and put it on the tip of a long stick like a sosatie or kebab stick and hold it in front of all the holes in the live rock. It is a timeous task I know, but he will come out quick to grab the meat.
    I know because I got two and that's how I feed them :)
     
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    I have the same problem:whistling:
     
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    O ja, just to mention, this won't catch him, only to show you what it is and where it is :)
     
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    All I have is cooked shrimp. (Yum!) Will that work? Will it go for raw crab meat?
     
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    It should go for any marine type meat - just don't feed it Texan steak :tt2:
     
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    :lol:
     
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    I found the clicking noise...

    It was one of these behind the tank.

    http://youtu.be/-5B3Dai2tUA

    :D

    (Not my video, but it was the same thing.)
     
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    Good thing you found the cat behind the tank and not in it
     
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    lmao
     
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    All that for a clicking beetle, OUTSIDE the tank. :lol:

    At least you know what your noise is. Some of us are still not sure about ours.
     
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