Menace Shrimp

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Junz, 7 Feb 2010.

  1. Junz

    Junz

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    Hi Guys,

    i have recently purchased some corals from a fellow reefer and have noticed that i now have "snapping/popping" sounds coming from my tank. this has been going on for about a month now.

    I suspect a pistol shrimp, but not really sure since i havent seen it. i hear at the most 2 /3 snaps and it goes quiet again. this didnt really bother me unit i woke up one morning to find both my cleaner shrimps dead....i have also seen that me YT has some of its top fins damaged.


    so how do i get rid of this pest or catch it ? how can i tell if its a Pistol or Mantis?

    Thanks
    Junz
     
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    You have answered your own question. You won't hear a mantis (unless it was a large peacock), sounds more like a pistol.
     
  4. viper357

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    Definitely sounds like a pistol shrimp, no idea how to catch one though, you could try research the 'glass trick' method.
     

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