View Full Version : What could it be?!


rolo65
01-20-2010, 12:34 PM
So last night I hear this cracking sound coming from my tank......I'm sure it's either a mantis or pistol shrimp......it sounded exactly like a little toy cap gun.....any thoughts?...I've never actually hear a mantis or pistol before....but this was pretty LOUD!!!!

mapleredta
01-20-2010, 12:35 PM
Probably a pistol. Notice any sand mounds coming and going near your rock?

rolo65
01-20-2010, 12:41 PM
There's one on the back on the tank in my "tunnel".....but I did just get a jawfish and thought he made that...was kinda figuring it was a pistol...although I wouldn't mind having a mantis in my sump....granted I could even catch him

jonboyb
01-20-2010, 1:13 PM
If it's a mantis.....you'll hear lots of repeated pops. Pistols are usually spaced out or random pops.

weaglereefer
01-20-2010, 1:14 PM
My pistol would fire off 2-3 rounds in about a second.

Glad he's gone...

rolo65
01-20-2010, 1:14 PM
Oh ok.....cool.....yeah it was 3 last night about 2-3 mins apart...