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Old 02-09-2005, 06:39 PM   #11
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I guess you just snatch the rock out of there really fast when they make their move. They are pretty quick though. You could buy yourself a few seconds by firmly attaching the food the something so that the mantis has to tug and attack it to get some off.

If you miss on the first attempt, you'll have to wait a while. They'll grab the food and take it back into their rock. After that, they won't be tempted so easily since they've got a good meal.
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Old 02-09-2005, 07:51 PM   #12
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I am pretty Sure the babies weren't pistol shrimp because they have the different colored eyes that they can stick way up an move them in different directions and I have nothing ageist the little guys I just do not want them in the mane tank I will them in the refuge tank I like to watch them and thanks for the offer formanbob to sell the rock but the rock has the most things growing on it
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Old 02-14-2005, 11:53 AM   #14
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Quite frankly, I couldn't recommend rock from Florida

Quite frankly, because of mantis shrimp I am not sure I could recommend live rock from Florida at this point.

My so called rock crabs went after my clowns within hours of being introduced on Saturday. Luckily I got them out before the innocent clowns were taken.

Now I have a mantis to deal with, about an inch and a half long. I yanked the rock and poked around it while it was placed in one of my five gallon water change buckets. Nothing. I then rinsed the rock with RO/DI I have standing ready for top off, nothing. I then poured hot tap water on as Fenner suggests, nothing.

I put the rock back in and he is back before evening falls.

If that son of a gun gets my clowns I'll be ticked to say the least

My rock from Florida is beautiful but it isn't worth losing fish over.

I suppose I'll go home tonight and find my hermits and snails gone.

This really has me bent.
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Old 02-14-2005, 11:55 AM   #15
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And to make matters worse

He was in Live Base Rock that was really taking on good color and the hot water really hurt it bad. That particular rock (which has lots of holes for him to hide in and weighs about 20lbs has lost much of its color and might as well be dead base rock at this point.

Kind of takes the value out it - you know.
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Old 02-14-2005, 12:36 PM   #16
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Old 02-14-2005, 05:12 PM   #17
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If you want the good stuff sometimes you have to use a little joes juice. You can get LR from the lfs, and may not have any hitchikers, probably not get any coraline, coral, starfish, and other cool things. The good def. outweigh the bad.
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MY gosh it amazes me to see the misunderstanding of mantis shrimp from the gulf and keys. I have posted this quite a few times and happy to do it again, but please read carefully. Our rock is full of life which does include mantis shrimp, these mantis are VERY different then the ones that come in on imported rock from Fiji. We keep many mantis in our aquariums that are hand fed and very scared of fish. I have two in my gallon clam/zoo tank that just eat off the rock and sometimes I will feed a small frozen fish. These guys freak out each and every time they are near fish. Please remember this when thinking about our mantis shrimp.
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That was a very offensive post to our hard and dedcated work to aquaclutred LR and I hope you will not just go around posting our "new" domain name without seeing our rock.

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Zack, have seen your rock in person. Did not mean to offend. foot is in mouth!
I have removed my post, please accept my apology.
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