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    Senior Member xerces's Avatar
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    Pistol Shrimp attacks!

    I received a jolt today! I had my hand in the tank moving some frags around... and nudged one down into a hole in the substrate. Not thinking I tried to fish it out with my fingers... and the pistol shrimp that was snoozing in the hole let me know exactly what (s)he thought of me waking them up!


    Needless to say I jumped! Whoa! It felt like someone whacked the end of my finger with a stick. Bugger got at least two in on me before I could move.

    I'll be a little more careful where I stick my fingers next time!


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    Ouch.

    I've heard they can break fingers, is there any truth to that?

    Cheers!
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    Hopefully it was not a mantis shrimp... those guys seem to be worse!!!
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    Wow, I didn't even know they could bite. That must have really startled you. Lucky you didn't whack anything jerking your arm out!
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    The mantis I had I2IK came after me when I was trying to get him out. But I was a little bit quicker them him. I can move a hell of alot faster scared than he could mad!!!!oof: Little guy...He's in a better place now!!!

    Xerces did he break the skin???
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    Senior Member xerces's Avatar
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    Nope, but I think I will send him the bill for my shorts!

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    HaHa, too funny!:biggrinbo;

    oops I mean you were'nt hurt much were you xerces?:blush:

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    Originally posted by xerces
    Nope, but I think I will send him the bill for my shorts!
    hahaha!

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    Senior Member xerces's Avatar
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    It was not a bite Flame, he was 'shooting' at me. Snapped his pistol twice at the end of my finger. Whoa, talk about making me jump!

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    We all get stung or bit eventually, law of averages lol.

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