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Goby, meet Shrimp. Hello there.

By Leonard Ho - Posted Dec 11, 2013 10:00 AM
The first time you meet your soul-mate is a seminal, beautiful experience (usually). This is just as true for the relationship between a watchman goby and pistol shrimp - a well known symbosis whose "first date" is rarely documented.

The goby meanders around the tank until it finds another lost, lonely soul.  Both goby and shrimp move with new-found purpose soon after finding each other.  It's amazing how quickly this odd couple bonds and finds a home together.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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