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Pistol or mantis shrimp

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jase0723

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I have a shrip in my tank that came with the live rock. I'm not sure if it's a pistol shrimp or mantis shrimp, but, it's killing all my snails and hermit crabs within a month of when I get them. I need to get rid of this preditor. I think it's a pistol shrimp becuase of the clicking sound it makes in the tank. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can trap or kill this nasty shrimp?
 

wrightme43

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Watch carefully find his rock and remove it, pour club soda in the rock and it should come out. Or make a small lobster trap out of a soda bottle, cut the top off, roll up a cone of window screen, and insert it after gluing a piece of krill to the bottom. Set it in the tank after lights out. Just a couple of ideas. Steve
 

Oscapus

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Mantis shrimp click pretty good too. I bought one and keep him alone in a 15gal hex with corals and snails. He starts clicking when he is hungry, and I then stick feed him a frozen krill. He especially clicks as he tears it apart, sort of like us groaning with Rocky Road ice cream. If I ignore him, I lose a snail that night. I have also had an unknown clicker in my large tank, but never lost anything, probably a pistol. I think you have a mantis.
 
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