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Randall's Pistol Shrimp

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  1. Randall's Pistol Shrimp Randall's Pistol Shrimp

    Scientific Name: Alpheus randalli
    Other Names: Candy Stripe Shrimp, Red Banded Pistol Shrimp and Candy Pistol Shrimp
    Color: Red
    Reef Safe: yes
    Care Level: Easy
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Grand Rapids
    First Name

    Additional Information & Description

    Randall's Pistol Shrimp shares symbiotic association with a goby, especially Stonogobiops or Amblyeleotris. The goby has a good eye-sight and thus, warns the shrimp of any approaching predator in the exchange of food that the shrimp provides to the goby and the burrow that Shrimp digs for both to live in. The Shrimp is nocturnal, active at night scavenging upon detritus, thereby cleaning your marine aquarium off any perishable organic matter.

    Pistol's have a special claw or pincer which is used against any intruder or even prey. The appendage makes a loud snapping sound, like that of a pistol, and stream of water when it opens or closes and pierces the exoskeleton of Crustaceans.

  2. #2
    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    U.P. of Michigan.
    First Name
    Awards Photo of the Month - October 2012 Photo of the Month Post and Reply Award - Winner of the first PAR Contest. Monthly Giveaway Winner


    Love this pistol shrimp! I've had mine now for going on 3 years
    There's nothing like being a Reefer! www.upmmas.com

  3. #3
    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
    Team CR

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Houghton Lake
    First Name
    Awards Monthly Giveaway Winner Fantasy Football Champion Referral Award Monthly Giveaway Winner


    Awesome shrimp!
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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