Category: pistol shrimp

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

p-nutwithapeeve: letsgetsalty: Sometimes the…

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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

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

and they were roommates

and they were roommates

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Nicole the Dracula Goby feeding her pistol shrimp pair. I have yet to see the shrimp get their own food. Whenever I feed, Nicole ushers the shrimp back into their home, eats food and then feeds Jeremy and his partner. Very cute.

Such a good fish!!!! She’s so delicate about it. My goby just grabs The Largest peice of food he can find

paws-gills-and-polyps: Plot twist! Nicole is …

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Plot twist! Nicole is the queen of pistol shrimp! I was watching the tank yesterday, hoping to get a shot of Jeremy and suddenly, I saw movement behind Jeremy! It was the other pistol shrimp that I added when I presumed Jeremy dead. Normally, pistol shrimp kill each other and I had heard popping in the tank before, so I assumed that they met up and only one survived. Apparently, they were popping at something else and are actually sharing Nicole and a burrow! I’m very excited about this turn of events. Maybe the shrimp pair should be Wayhaught since the gobies did not pair back up. Photos of them are probably going to be like this because they are still adjusting to being in that spot, but I look forward to seeing more of them!

That is so cool!!!!!!

Post-feeding activity

Post-feeding activity