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Pistol Shrimp Trapped   4/11/09
Good evening my Wet friends (especially Bob - it's time for more Guinness).
<A bit early now (AM), but Ok!>
After two years, I think that I have finally discovered the source of the mysterious clicking. Now, I don't have a problem having a pistol shrimp in my tank but it appears that he has grown so large that he is unable to escape the rock in which he is living.
<That/this would be very unusual>
The only thing that I can see is a blood-red carapace of some kind, maybe three inches long (the hole is less that 1/2 inch. Obviously, he isn't starving but should I open up the rock so that he has free reign of the
tank? The other inhabitants are two Blue Devil Damsels, seven Green Chromis, one Flame Angel, and assorted Cerith and Nassarius snails.
Should it be set free to find a new home (maybe get him a partner Goby) or should I leave it to live it's life trapped in a rock?
<I'm so curious that I'd be trying to set it free to have a look/see>
Thanks, as always,
The other Scott F.

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