Have you ever wondered how the partner shrimp in the Lembeh Strait get their food? I always assumed that 100% of it came from digging through the sand and finding morcels of food between the rocks and grains of sand. Today changed my opinion – the shrimp goby clearly plucks a piece of poop from the water column and passes it down into the burrow for the partner shrimp – I peered over the top of the camera and the partner shrimp did pick it up and withdraw into the burrow with it.
I’ve seen the gobies grabbing plankton to eat many times, so seeing the goby eat is nothing new – however catching food for the partner shrimp is a totally cool new thing for me.
I believe this is the first documented case of this in the wild, have you ever seen any behaviour like this?