Well yesterday as I was looking in the tank, I saw a mantis shrimp in one of the holes in the LR
. It seemed to be quite brazen, as a matter of fact, usually they will scurry back out of site when they see you. I quickly grabbed a screwdriver, with the intention of squishing him, there was enough room in the hole, for the shrimp to avoid the screwdriver, but he did end up swimming out in the open area of the tank. At that point, I grabbed a net and quickly scooped him up. My first intention was to throw him in the tank with the eel, but I decided he was simply doing what mantis shrimp do and evicted my mom's gold fish from a 2.5g hex tank, mixed some S/W and now he has a new home. But what do I feed him? His diet so far has consisted of a peppermint shrimp and a six line wrasse (he cannot be blamed for the six lines death, it was the one that was semi dead when it got here), I can't afford to maintain the shrimp in the dining style it has become accustomed to, but would like to keep him healthy. Any ideas of what to feed?
I suppose before I get slammed I should point out, I gave my mother a 5g tank I used to keep feeders in, we had been meaning to upgrade the goldfish for a week or so, this just got us in gear...