Picts of the $200 Pistol shrimp

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by SoulFish, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. SoulFish

    SoulFish Guest

    He's eaten about $200 of livestock and hitched a ride on coral from the Indonesia area.

    Dunno what kind he is, but he has a blue spot on the center of his head righ behind his eyes, and has a reddish brown color to him. Cant see the spot from my cell phone picts but you get the idea of what he looks like. He's about 1" maybe a bit bigger.




  2. SoulFish

    SoulFish Guest

    what should I do with him?
  3. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    Stab him 43 times... :D

    No wait... take him to the LFS and tell them what he did. ;)
  4. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    have a $200 appetizer?
  5. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    I'd go for that! :D
    Bring him to the frag swap and we'll have a feast!
  6. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Put him back in the tank :D
  7. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

  8. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    Give it its own tank :)
  9. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    Cook him with some garlic and butter. :D
  10. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

  11. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Sell it on e-bay
  12. SoulFish

    SoulFish Guest

    Well he's now living at Neptune's and can be yours for a very low price :)
  13. goldylamont

    goldylamont Guest

    Hi, I was just discussing the issue of whether pistol shrimp kill fish today--I have a red "japanese" pistol shrimp in my tank. I love the guy but wondering if he could be killing fish. I have several happy long time fish in my tank but whenever I've gotten new fish some of them disappear without a trace. I know all fish won't survive the switch to my tank but I was surprised when I had 2 sunburst anthias--i acclimated them really slow; they stayed alive for a couple days and i saw one of them even start to eat...but within 48 hours they both disappeared. I've also had other fish i put in the tank swim into the rocks never to be seen again. I thought it was the bright light freaking them out and they died of fright (my water conditions are excellent) but i dunno i always wondered if ol' "Pistol Pete" (is what I call mine) got a hold of them. I know there's no way to know for sure, but these guys, even at 1-2" long will kill fish? I thought they were "reef safe"??

    What fish did this one kill in your tank and how do you know he was the culprit?

    Also, how the hell did you catch him?! Please tell! :-D

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