Category: pistol shrimp

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Got a pistol shrimp for the little goby! I didn’t realize at first but she only has one claw! They took right away to each other, they’re still shy but I see them sitting together at the edge of their rock sometimes!

I forgot to mention! Pistol shrimp have amazing regenerative abilities, so her claw will grow back! The one she has now looks like a dominant claw, so it either was to begin with or has grown into one because she lost her dominant claw.

If they lose a claw and the remaining claw isn’t a dominant one, it can grow into one so the shrimp has protection until the other grows back! when the lost claw regrows it’ll be a non-dominant, smaller one. So the shrimp basically switch handedness!

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Got a pistol shrimp for the little goby! I didn’t realize at first but she only has one claw! They took right away to each other, they’re still shy but I see them sitting together at the edge of their rock sometimes!

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Turn on the audio! It is kind of loud

Mario is still snapping away. I can’t find exactly where he’s snapping or what at.

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An adventure around the tank during feeding time!

Something that always cracks me up about @letsgetsalty videos is how their yasha goby allows the pistol shrimp to just kinda do whatever. My Dracula goby has both of the pistols on such a short leash, I hardly every see them!

He used to be super clingy lol. For the first couple months he would slap the shrimp with his tail if he wandered more than a couple inches away, but now he doesn’t even care if the shrimp goes off the the other side of the tank

Here have two minutes of feeding time activity…

Here have two minutes of feeding time activity ft. Damien hiding food in rocks

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Sometimes they both want to look out the hole at the same time but it’s not big enough so they smoosh their heads together. The shrimp can’t even see because he is blind.

Are all pistol shrimp blind or is Mario special?

All pistol shrimp are relatively blind. I think he can see light and maybe vague shapes, but he relies on his antennae and the goby to find his way around and get food. He always has one antenna touching something and he feels around with his claws a lot, it’s really neat to watch

Also Mario is special

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letsgetsalty:

Sometimes they both want to look out the hole at the same time but it’s not big enough so they smoosh their heads together. The shrimp can’t even see because he is blind.

Are all pistol shrimp blind or is Mario special?

All pistol shrimp are relatively blind. I think he can see light and maybe vague shapes, but he relies on his antennae and the goby to find his way around and get food. He always has one antenna touching something and he feels around with his claws a lot, it’s really neat to watch

Sometimes they both want to look out the hole …

Sometimes they both want to look out the hole at the same time but it’s not big enough so they smoosh their heads together. The shrimp can’t even see because he is blind.

Happy pride month!!!! Feel free to submit or t…

Happy pride month!!!! Feel free to submit or tag me in pride themed pics of your water babs and I’ll reblog them here!

The elders of the reef are angered

The elders of the reef are angered