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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I am having a yellow watchman gobby for around 1 month and it is my favorite fish so far. Given that watchman gobbies are usually shy and always hide (just like my previous one used to do), this one is the less shy fish I ever had! He constantly moves around and even swims at the...
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    I would just like to share some pics of my Yasha goby and pistol shrimp. I went through a lot of difficulties with them, but there are finally paired and happy. I will attach images below.
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have added a pistol to my tank. I have been feeding brine shrimp. And I can't find him! Also, what should I feed him I do have marine pelts and nori?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Ok Ok Ok, SOO here is what happened. I came home, looked at my tank to see my mean as heck emerald crab, in my pistol shrimp/goby home (which i love soooo much) The pistol shrimp and goby are cowering in the back of the home. I stupidly try to move the crab by poking it, MOVED IT FURTHER IN...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    HELLO EVERYONE!! I am very excited because I just got a pistol shrimp to go in my 30g tank! I had an orange spotted goby in there already, and wanted it to have a buddy to hang out with, since my other inhabitants just scared it off. I put in the pistol shrimp and it immediately went into a big...
  6. Crustaceans
    I have a nano tank with a Randalli pistol shrimp. I hear him snap from time to time but I have not actually set eyes on him in weeks. He lives under my biggest rock and has multiple entrances to his burrow. What I'm considering is using some acrylic sheet to make an enclosure against the...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I've got a pretty new tank sitting on my desk at work, with a cleaner shrimp, pistol shrimp and a yasha goby. Also 2 small clowns and cuc. I left them in great shape on Friday, and came back to work Tuesday. Everything looked good, except my pistol shrimp and yasha goby seemed to be missing...
  8. Crustaceans
    I've had a goby/pistol shrimp combo on my fish list from the start, but I'm beginning to second guess it now. If I get this combo will the Goby still go around and clean the entire sand bed or will it just stay with the pistol shrimp (assuming they pair) and not stray far from one another...
  9. Reef Fish
    One of my tanks is a small (29 g) bio cube. In it I had only a purple filefish and a yellow watchman goby. Two days ago I added a tiger pistol shrimp and a starry blenny (I had ordered a LM blend from live aquaria but received a starry instead). So once I finally drip acclimated and got them...
  10. Reef Fish
    There's been a lot of discussion about the yellow watchman goby pairing with a pistol shrimp and our guys took to each other right away. Here's a little video of them: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4EuliVkuZpKRGV1aUhOenh4MTA/view?usp=sharing
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I would like some advice on adding two additional animals to my tank. My tank has been running for about 4 months. Here's my current setup/maintenance: I have modified the filtration in my tank with the following: 2x 425 powerheads InTank Media basket using Purigen, ChemiClean Elite...
  12. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hello TRT Community, I was home sick yesterday and was laying on my couch watching T.V. when I could suddenly hear distinct snapping sounds coming from my tank. At first I thought it was the floor settling (wood floor and this house i'm in CONSTANTLY settles), but it persisted throughout the...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Good afternoon all, I have this black oscillaris clown who has a swollen face, is breathing really heavily, not eating very well, and looks blind in one eye. I have had him for about 5 months now with no problems and recently added a pistol shrimp and a pipe organ the day before this problem...
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    I recently put a pistol shrimp in my tank along with a yellow watchmans goby. Within an hour, I noticed the YWG was not anywhere to be found and the pistol shrimp was by himself in his burrow that he had just made. I watched the tank for about 30 minutes looking for the watchman until i found...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Alrighty, so I've got an issue brewing in my aquarium. I have a goby and pistol shrimp pair, or so I thought. For the longest time they've been together doing great just like all gobies and pistol shrimp. And recently I've notice the goby hasn't been in the burrow. I get home tonight and his...
  16. Crustaceans
    My new candy stripe pistol has decided he'd rather live in one of my live rocks instead of making tunnels. Is this normal? Is he lazy and likes premade tunnels? I've heard of hitchhiking pistols but never thought he'd actually choose to live in a rock instead sand if given the option. It's not...
  17. Reef Fish
    So I just added a threadfin butterflyfish to my tank, and he keeps going into my bullseye pistol shrimps lair. And when he does my pistol shrimp looks like he is attacking him but my butterflyfish just stays still. However my pistol shrimp isn't cocking his claw or clicking to scare him away. I...
  18. Crustaceans
    So I just added a threadfin butterflyfish to my tank, and he keeps going into my bullseye pistol shrimps lair. And when he does my pistol shrimp looks like he is attacking him but my butterflyfish just stays still. However my pistol shrimp isn't cocking his claw or clicking to scare him away. I...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    So I started up a 29G FOWLR about 4 months ago and have slowly started adding livestock (following advice I got here). I first, added my CUC (a few hermits, 2 Nassarius, 4 Margarita, and 2 Banded Trochus) and about 3 weeks later added my first fish, a Green Chromis. Everything looked great, but...
  20. Crustaceans
    We have an Ocellaris clownfish in our 10 gallon tank (specs here) who we think has developed Ich. She has had it for a few days, but is still eating well and swimming around. Yesterday, I noticed her staying almost motionless next to our pistol shrimp's den and I thought it was the end...
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