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Does using an animal as a feeder count as animal cruelty?
Mr Mantis (not mine)
Mr Mantis (not mine)
10 gallon tank - 2 Ghost shrimp, fry, 1 Soft shell turtle, 5 crayfish, 1 baby catfish
10 gallon tank - 1 marbled crayfish in berry
50 gallon tank - 2 male guppies, 1 female guppy, 2 zebra danios, 1 pearl danio, 1 Angelfish, 1 male platy, 2 female platys, 2 silvery minnows
Pond - 1 cooter, 1 RES, 4 goldfish(my baby sis poisoned my pond)
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i love mantis shrimp! they are so cool. but i would never be able to feed one live crabs... i would feel too bad
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Well done video. Can anything at all be kept with a mantis? After watching a few other videos it seems like anything & everything that moves would be fair game for a mantis...
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Last edited by aunt kymmie; 10-23-2008 at 07:55 PM. Reason: spelling!
Ha, I just asked a question about setting up a MSOWLR (Mantis Shrimp Only With Live Rock) tank up in the saltwater section.
From what I've learned not really. They'll kill most anything in the tank from fish, to snails, to shrimp. They aren't good with corals either because in their quest to build their burrow they aren't picky about what's attached to a rock when they want to move it.
I think they can get to a foot long. They're one of the larger species.
I don't think so. Most feeders have their lives ended fairly quickly, and honestly given that they're dying to a predator it'd be hard to refer to predation as animal cruelty.
Watch my tank progress from Craigslist salvage to fishy habitat: Aaron's Tank
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