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Old 02-08-2005, 10:30 PM   #1
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mantis shrimp everywhere

I bought 40lb of live rock from liverocks.com about 2 weeks ago and there was one that was the size of a softball and there was a hole in the bottom of it the size of a quarter I looked in it with a flashlight and seen something moving so I carefully pulled it out with tweezers and it was a mantis shrimp about 2 1/2 inches long so I put it in my refuge and put the rock in my 125 gallon tank last night I could see something moving under the rock I took the rock out shook the heck out of that thing and out of the same hole 4 more baby mantis shrimp fell out they was smaller than some of the brine shrimp I have seen I do not know if there are eggs in there or what I took pics at 18x zoom but I can not get how to make the pic small enough to post it sorry has any of you had this happen [/b]
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Old 02-08-2005, 10:53 PM   #2
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Yikes!! 8O What fish are you planning to put in there? Triggers and puffers will eat the mantis shrimps.


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Old 02-08-2005, 11:03 PM   #3
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I have 2 blue damsels 1 pink damsel 1sand sifting fish 2 maroon clowns
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Old 02-08-2005, 11:05 PM   #4
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I have 2 blue damsels 1 pink damsel 1sand sifting fish 2 maroon clowns
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Old 02-08-2005, 11:37 PM   #5
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Can you qt this rock for a few days? See if anything else shakes out.
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I put it in my refuge tank
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Sure the babies weren't pistol shrimp? One claw larger than the other?
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I just read (on this forum) of a great idea on getting mantis shrimp out of rock. Move the rock to QT, set it on eggcrate that is elevated by PVC. Put a chunk of shrimp on the bottom of the tank and wait for them to come out.
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Or, i will buy the rock with the shrimp in it...
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Hey Lando...the mantis will simply swim down, grab the food, then swim right back up into the rock again. Unlike crabs, they are pretty good swimmers.
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