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Old 05-23-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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Mantis Shrimp can be dangerous

Do you thin that a full grown Mantis shrimp can break 1/4 inch glass I was told that the force of impact from those hammers is like being shot with a 22 caliber hand gun and it hurt like hell

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Yeah they potentially could if they wanted to, they have a hard hit, but I doubt they would have any reason to hit the glass at full pelt. The bottom of the tank could be a target as they burrow so one may get to the bottom and try hit it, but again in all likely-hood they won't but it is a risk, even if one can't break the glass in one shot, it would crack.

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Old 05-23-2012, 11:25 AM   #3
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No worries they won't break it like the guy said only the bottom would be at risk and in that case you would put a sheet of eggcrate under the sand
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:06 PM   #4
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There are different types of Mantis Shrimp. Some get larger than others, and some have a much stronger hit. I believe 1/4" glass is safe, though.
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