Is this a shrimp

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  1. mytank

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    I found this okie (or a few of them) in my tank.... no idea what it is any ideas? It has a biiiig pincer.

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    Definitely a shrimp, maybe lost the other pincer, but have to agree with @Wes, could be a pistol, very tiny!
     
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    Looks like a pistol shrimp to me too.
    I once had a hitch hiker pistol shrimp that was about that size.
     
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    My guess is a juvenile bumble-bee shrimp or related species...

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    It looks like a seawhip shrimp or whip coral shrimp, also have a large & small pincher. Ive seen quite a lot of them on gorgonians & sea whips at sodwana bay & Mozambique.
    The largest i have seen them is about 1.5cm (quite small), and are quite rare in the aquarium industry because of its size & the scarcity of true sea whips (whip gorgonians) that make it into the trade! (or otherwise i would also go with a juvenile pistol shrimp)

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