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Old 01-29-2004, 11:04 PM   #11
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He looked sort of cute and i want to check him out a bit more and if he cracks this tank then i can live with it lol..

Cracks this tank? Your telling me that mantis shrimps can do that? I thought those were pistol shrimps and that it was kind of a myth. Is it a mantis or pistol that can crack a tank and has this ever happened to anyone?
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Old 01-30-2004, 02:46 AM   #12
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Pecan,
a mantis shrimp has two club like claws that they use to stun their prey with. It has been mentioned that the club has the same force as a .22 caliber bullet. I was unforunate enought to have to in my 65. The first one I caught after killing over $200 in fish. The second one I caught after that little F@^$@er cracker my All-Glass tank. I think they are cool looking shrimp, but if you want to keep them, put them in their own tank. I do not consider them reef friendly or fish friendly. One other note, the last mantis in my tank whacked me on my fingers as I tried to net him. It pretty much feels like someone hitting you as hard as they can with a metal rod.
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Wow, thanks for the info cookiemn. They sound down right nasty.
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Old 01-31-2004, 11:41 PM   #14
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cookiemn, how big were the ones in your tank?
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