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Old 05-15-2005, 12:04 AM   #11
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Yeah, I think that is what I am gonna do..I started to get a raw shrimp today but didn't.. prolly will tomorrow...I read about ur ich problem.... is everything ok now badfish?
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Old 05-15-2005, 02:32 AM   #12
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not sure yet, hope so, but if not i got my QT set up, and got the medicine. I just dont want my main to be fishless for 6 weeks, thats gonna suck, but teaches me a lesson to Quarantine in the first place.
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Old 05-15-2005, 12:53 PM   #13
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lol... got that right.. I don't really mind if I don't have fish in the main, I don't have any in there right now gonna wait till next week.. Haven't decided on a fish yet, I'm tryin to give this as much thought as possible..I don't want any problems..I've always been a big advocate of preventative measures. I hope u've got ur problem nipped..Good luck and hopefully enjoy from here on out...
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Old 05-15-2005, 02:17 PM   #14
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CHECK out my Gallery for pics of the MANTIS
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Old 05-15-2005, 03:03 PM   #15
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I was about to go get some raw shrimp and was wondering when I should put it in for the unidentified clicking shrimp.. is it better to drop it and leave it over night and just watch for a couple hours or what?
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Old 05-15-2005, 03:43 PM   #16
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i would do the coke bottle trap, if you search my threads i think its in a couple of them. I showed 4 inch how to do it, the first night we caught a cleaner shrimp and couple of hermits, then he tried it again, and he got it.
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First thing u wanna do is try to identify where the Mantis is. Then place the trap in that certain area. Turn off the lights in the tank. Then check on it periodically. It took me only about 2 hours to catch it. Goodluck
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Old 05-15-2005, 05:11 PM   #18
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how did u rig the trap? just a coke bottle? I don't think I'm gonna try to trap it yet..just want to identify it..get it used to eating shrimp and then once I see what it is I will consider what to do next..I don't want to kill the little guy.. maybe give it away or something if it is a mantis..
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Old 05-15-2005, 05:16 PM   #19
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I was gonna leave my mantis in my tank also.... until it started to kill all my fish. I would take care of it as soon as possible.
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I kept my mantis in the main tank for quite a while...eventually he just got too aggressive. He would literally chase a new fish around the tank relentlessly.
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