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Old 07-15-2004, 12:39 PM   #11
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Good info! Thanks Mantisfreak

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Old 07-15-2004, 04:13 PM   #12
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Do mantis shrimp usually show up on a particular "type" of live rock? (EG - Is Fiji rock more/less likely than Gulf rock to have mantis on board?, etc)

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Old 07-15-2004, 05:44 PM   #13
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Gulf rock seems to have more mantis. However, there are lots of ways to get them out before putting the rock in your tank if you don't want them. The most common on gulf rock is Neogonodactylus wennerae. Wennerae tend to stay on the small side (2.5 to 3.5 inches).


As you can see they are different colors. This is common with wennerae.
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Old 07-16-2004, 11:24 PM   #14
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My manis jumped for it when I dipped his rock in regular aquarium water. I just repeated plunged the rock in and out of the water until he had enough.

He is definately a smasher, not a spearer. He was living in the tank until I watched him attack a gobi that I added to the tank. He went straight after him! ..so out he came.

..now he lives in a 2.5 gallon all by himself.
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Old 07-16-2004, 11:37 PM   #15
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hmmmmmmmmm I still think I may have a mantis, after a small three spotted domino damsel fish disappeared and 4 hermit crabs have been eaten im still waiting to see.

60 Galon Tank
(3) Maxi Jet 1200
Eheim 2213 filter
CPR Bak Pak Protein skimmer
Rena 200 watt heater
T-5 Ligihting
(2) 54 watt
(2) 36 watt
Water General RO+DI
(4) Homade Moonlights LED 470nm
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80# Crushed Coral with Aragonite
(2) Percula Clownfish
(1) 3 Spot Domino Damselfish
(2) Yellowtail Damselfish
(2) Sargent Major Damselfish
(1) Choclate Chip Starfish
(3) Brittle Stars
Lots of Snails and Hermit Crabs (Not Identified)
(5) Crab (Not Identified)
(2) Black Urchin
(10) Dwarf Red tipped Hermit crabs
(7) Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs
(9) Mexican Turbo Snails
(3) Peppermint Shrimp
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mantis shrimp, rim, shrimp

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