Your opinion dead or still hiding, Goby and Shrimp

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    A month ago bought a YW Goby and pistol combo. Both found each other withing a day and happy for 2 days, then nothing no sign of them at all. No bodies, no tunnels, nothing. I know they can hide for while but my tank is a long 70 gallon 5 feet across and only 13 inches deep so can see quite a bit around it. Could be directly under larger rocks but I have to think they are dead. the odd part is they both disappeared at axact same time. your thoughts? want to get another or should I wait?
     
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    Wait is my opinion. And don't go tearing through the rocks to find them. It's more trouble than it's worth.
     
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    What other livestock do you have in the tank?
     
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    3 green chromis
    1 o clownfish
    1 orchid dottyback
    1 sailfin tang (very small now and will trade him in when he gets a little bigger)
    I cleaner shrimp
    Various snails
    Oh and 1 pipefish I actually caught in bay and is thriving and growing fast
     
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    Wait they are hiding.

    I was going to suggest putting some food in a container and see if you can lure them out but your other livestock will hamper that idea.
     
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    I will give it another month or two. I would be ecstatic if they do show up
     
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    Thank u for the suggestion
     
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