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Old 07-15-2004, 01:39 PM   #11
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Good info! Thanks Mantisfreak
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Old 07-15-2004, 05:13 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, 06:44 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).

http://www.blueboard.com/mantis/pics/isaari_hammers.htm
http://www.blueboard.com/mantis/pics...n_wennerae.htm

As you can see they are different colors. This is common with wennerae.
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Old 07-17-2004, 12:24 AM   #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 07-17-2004, 12:37 AM   #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.
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