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Old 03/22/2018, 05:02 PM   #1
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Mystery pistol shrimp

I just found a small Randall's pistol shrimp in my tank that I've never seen before. It's actively building a tunnel right out front. Has anyone ever had one hitchhike in on something other than live rock?

I had a Randall's shrimp for over five years, but then found it dead a few days after a big tank upgrade 3 years ago. Shortly after I found the dead shrimp I bought another tiny Randall and watched my orange shrimp goby eat it within seconds of it being added to my tank. About a month later I found a big tiger and that shrimp has been in my tank ever since.

I'm just curious if this is the tiny shrimp from 3 years ago I thought my goby ate or whether this is a new shrimp that came in on a coral or something. I feel like I would have noticed this shrimp sooner if it's been around for that long and it's still pretty small so I also feel like it would be bigger. But if it hitch hiked it came in on a coral and survived a 20 minute dip in CoralRX. Any thoughts?


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Old 03/22/2018, 08:17 PM   #2
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We really need a picture.


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Old 03/22/2018, 08:17 PM   #3
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Can you post pictures please?


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Old 03/23/2018, 06:20 AM   #4
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This is the Randall's shrimp I saw for the first time last night. He startled easily and this was the best picture I could get.



This is the tiger shrimp I've had for 3 years with a new yellow watchman.



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