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what is the best way to catch a pistol shrimp ?

Discussion in 'Pests and Possible Troublesome Inverts' started by scotty b, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. scotty b

    scotty b Prawn

    I have a candy cane pistol shrimp and want to get rid of him so i can have other invertrs with out worry of the pistol killing and eating them
    what would be the best way to catch the pistol ?
     
  2. tony02133

    tony02133 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    With a bottle trap
     
  3. tony02133

    tony02133 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

  4. SkyShark

    SkyShark Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Scotty, what was the pistol shrimp killing?
     
  5. scotty b

    scotty b Prawn

    It picks off pepermint shrimp , and hermit crabs.
    ive tryed the bottle trap but dont know where his burrow is so no luck yet
     
  6. Bigk40k

    Bigk40k Copepod

    Fortunately mine was only in a 20g so I took out the rock he was under and set it in a bucket and he came out into the bucket, mine killed several of my snails that I had for a long time and that had grown large, and an emerald crab, not sure if he got any of my hermits though. This all in addition to daily target feeding
     
  7. NanoNexx

    NanoNexx Copepod

    I've removed every rock in my tank before, and couldn't find my pistol shrimp...
     

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