Shrimp guy stopped over

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Here on the island of Taboga, besides the ocean fishermen, there are hunter gatherer guys that make a little money by going into the jungle to bring mangos, avocados, and other fruits that seem to grow wild. About 90% of the island is thick forest.
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One of our main guys goes up to some seasonal pools and streams, (after seeing my tank), and brings back shrimp and other crustaceans.
He found a sleeper last week.
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Today he brought back a bucket of freshwater shrimp, and half dozen avocados.
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The smaller ones get in fights with the larger shrimp, and once one is incapacitated, the cichlids and goby's move in as a pack to clean up the remains.
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Nothing like fresh fruit and shrimp delivered to your door. That Sleeper Goby reminds me of a Wolfish.
 
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Way less active than a wolf, I only see it once every 3 days or so, because it hides under rock ledges partially buried, and if I was waiting for it to move, I might fall asleep.
The Awaous is much more animated, and entertaining, chasing the cichlids around, and constantly sifting thru the sand, and eating algae off rocksfullsizeoutput_165c.jpeg.
 

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After stalking the crawdad (almost the length of the fish) for about an hour
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the sleeper finally hit. After grabbing it, the Eleotris spun like a croc knocking the crustacean senseless, before working it slowly down with its second set of pharyngeal jaws.
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Shot taken from above, the legs are still slightly visible.
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All shrimp or crawdads are not subjected to predations, I use a double sump, and put one in each to help break down detritus. Below, one sitting on a block of porous media.
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