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Project1 04-02-2010 09:39 PM

a stow away
 
so since im new to the salt water aquariums i stare into my tank constantly seeing what new has poped up on my live rock. i have always wanted a mantis shrimp and today that came true i noticed 4 antennas coming out of a hole by my one barnicle and saw that they moved in a stiff fashion shined a flash light up there and there he was 2 big eyes the claws and what not threw in some brine to see what he looked like and i think its this one because my rock is for indonesia he looks alot like this

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthrop...me=g_caldwelli

i plan on capturing him and moving him to the quarintine tank for now found a water bottle trap thing online that i made and im gona try it in the morning.

Fusion MK 04-02-2010 10:33 PM

You may be in for trouble. Mantis shrimp have been know to kill fish and break through solid glass -- you may want to think twice about keeping it.

Project1 04-02-2010 11:12 PM

welll i have a few extra fish tanks in the garage ( mostly 10gal and 20 gals) from my reptiles they are fish tanks though. i think i may half to learn the hard way because i really think they are neat so i plan one removing him from the community tank that is cycling right now and placing him in another one i will set up but he can live in the quarantine tank for now. hes just a little guy and i know that they are pretty powerful little dudes.
thanks for the input tho fusion!! im just looken for anyone who has kept them before


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