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Old 12-01-2005, 07:33 PM   #1
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I have found the secret to catching Mantis Shrimp!

To make a long story short. I have caught three out of my tank with this method. I put a piece of raw shrimp on the feeding wand i use for my lion and harlequin, the clear one, when i put it into the tank i let the mantis come and they actually attack the raw meat. Then i would just pull them up with them on it and scoop them up with the net. Easy right. Like I said I caught three of them out of my tank. I have huge one about 5 inches , a 2-3 inch and a tiny one about an inch. So it worked on all on them from large to small hope this helps. Worked in a matter of minutes! let me know ifyou have any questions. HTH!
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Old 12-01-2005, 07:46 PM   #2
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I have never seen mine so this would not work.. May be a mantis though.
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Old 12-01-2005, 08:23 PM   #3
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put a piece of shrimp in there on a wand, they will come out. Just a little patience. The smell will bring him out, but then again maybe not as potent in a 525 gallon. But if you have an idea of the general area, that would help
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I got mine out in a similar way. Once you begin to feed them, they get less timid and start coming out for the food. In my case, I caught him when he moved into a smaller rock following a feeding session.
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Old 12-02-2005, 03:22 PM   #5
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" I have huge one about 5 inches "

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Thor, what did you do with the mantis shrimp after you caught it?
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:11 PM   #7
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brendon, that black fin tuna that you are putting in there will draw them out
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