Snapping sound??

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    I just went through an eight month ordeal of living with and getting rid of a mantis shrimp! Arrgh :frustrat:

    So now, last night I hear this snapping sound just like when the mantis was here. It was 2 or 3 snaps in a row and then quiet for a awhile and then again. In my tank thread I described all I went through to get rid of the little monster! Is it possible that I have a pistol shrimp and not another mantis?

    I haven't added any more live rock or anything that a new mantis could have traveled in on. What do pistol shrimps sound like? I'm pretty sure I have at least one (small one) in my tank.

    Thanks :Cheers:
     
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    If it's several snaps in a row then it's most likely a pistol shrimp. I wouldn't worry about it, unless it annoys you.
     
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    I'm OK with the sound, I just DON'T want another mantis menace!

    Thanks! :)
     
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    Then Why do you have one as your avatar?! LMAO
     
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    It's his tribute to the one he got rid of.
     
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    It's more like his wall trophy!
     
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    I hear snapping in mine all the time :| I had to moved a couple months ago and in the process found a couple more tiny pistol shrimp in the rocks. Those things seem impossible to get rid of. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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    How you get rid of your mantis?
     
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    sen5241b;

    Well, it wasn't easy. :frustrat:

    At first I tried trapping him, but no luck. I even tried living with him because he is quite amazing. The death tool became too high.

    What I ended up having to do is a total tear down of my tank, removing absolutely everything out of the tank. I then washed every piece of rock, flushing and scrubbing any little creatures out. I found the mantis left in the tank and caught him with a net. Pretty easy to do with nothing else in there. I couldn't just kill him (even though they are the epitome of evil) so I took him to my LFS where he still lives in solitary confinement.

    Good luck if you have one. Mine decimated my population of clean up crew and even attacked my smaller fish, I suspect at night while they were sleeping.
     
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    meshman10 "YA CANT FIX STUPID"

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    pistol's are cute until they get bigger then they have the ability to crack glass,
     
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    Cottonwood Lets move to Basketball..

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    I have a small randalls pistol shrimp, I have never once heard a snapping sound. He is gone for months then shows back up. But he is very small.
     
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    Mandarin66 Oh Hi

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    Impossible o_o :shock:
     
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    KarenJax Certified Master Stylist

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    Actually it's my understanding that supposedly mantis get large enough to allegedly be able to break glass.
     
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    Mandarin66 Oh Hi

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    no not that a pistol shrimp lol it not possible a shrimp that only maxinum of 5 inches can break a glass tank? o_O
     
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    KarenJax Certified Master Stylist

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    That's the point I'm telling you: glass breaking is mantis lore not pistol shrimp
     
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    Mandarin66 Oh Hi

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    what lore? ._.
     
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    KarenJax Certified Master Stylist

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    Some people say that a mantis shrimp has a powerful enough strike to crack/break glass. Mantis get quite a bit larger than pistols
     
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    KarenJax Certified Master Stylist

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    Here are a few videos:
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV9z5e1r2KM&feature=youtube_gdata_player]YouTube - Holding a huge mantis shrimp[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezRCQZgVEec&feature=youtube_gdata_player]YouTube - Mantis Shrimp Striking Glass (First Person View)[/ame]
     
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    Mandarin66 Oh Hi

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    should i get the Skunk Cleaner Shrimp or the Coral Banded Shrimp?
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    There is a slight difference in the sound a mantis and a pistol makes.
    Mantis make more of a clicking sound where a pistol is more of pop.
     
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