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Old 11-11-2004, 07:31 PM   #1
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Didn't notice him for a week

I was looking in my take today and noticed somthing strange moving around in the darkness. Finally i got a good look at it in the light. Its a red mantis shrimp. He is about 2 inches long and the live rock has been in there for a little over 2 weeks with no sounds or sightings. And i just put my cleanup crew in yesterday along with 3 peppermint shrimp and a CBS. I thought i was home free because i have been looking at the tank everyday and never saw anything. I guess he could hide pretty well.

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Old 11-11-2004, 07:50 PM   #2
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I just discovered mine after 3 months.
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Old 11-11-2004, 08:44 PM   #3
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I think its an invasion! 8O A lot of people getting them lately.
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Old 11-11-2004, 11:15 PM   #4
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Just an interesting Mantis experience, maybe can lend some knowledge.

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Old 11-14-2004, 01:08 PM   #5
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I got him. I tried to make a bottle trap, but it never worked. Everytime he would come out to and swim inbetween the rocks i would watch him. Finally he went inside of a smaller rock on the top. I pulled the rock and dipped it in FW. He jumped out and now he is in my sump awaiting his fate. He is not very pretty, just plain red.
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