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Old 05-25-2006, 05:25 PM   #11
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im sorry to hear about that.... most the lfs here are like that, too. im in the middle of setting up a 20 gal for one (well its for the b/f, hes decided that he wants a sw tank, and he really likes the idea of a mantis, but who will be the one taking care of it, lol) maybe he will make it??

maybe they can help http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/fo...php?forumid=37
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Old 05-26-2006, 09:35 AM   #12
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I"m way ahead of you...

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...hreadid=852059

The marine biologist who specializes in mantis and responded to my post seems to think it is a classic sign of high salinity shock, and that exposure to that kind of sg could be fatal.

He's still alive, so I might be okay. It will just take several months for him to grow his smashers back.
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Old 05-26-2006, 10:09 AM   #13
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You mean you just dropped him in there? You didnt bring him down to your SG level?
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well i hope he makes it, if they can make it through all the cycleing that they do, then maybe hell be alright........i have my fingers crossed...
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:11 PM   #15
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You mean you just dropped him in there? You didnt bring him down to your SG level?
read those posts again... he said that the store water was at 1.032 and his was at 1.023, and that he is doing a drip acclimation. he never said that he just dropped the mantis in his tank.

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Well heposted the mantis in his tank 2 hours after his initial post. That is not long enough of a drip IMO.
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Well heposted the mantis in his tank 2 hours after his initial post. That is not long enough of a drip IMO.
Yes, I posted hours after I began acclimation. This is my secondary forum. I am a member of a local club and mainly post there, in addition to that mantis forum. I needed as many opinions as I could get, so I posted here as well.

With that said, I'm agreeing with you - even 4 hours isn't enough time. But he went in around midnight. Not much more I could do at that point. I had to get him down to 1.025 that night and unfortunately I do have respossiblities and had to get to bed. And yes, I know I said 1.023 originally. I replaced the tank water with water from my reef so I didn't have to get him to 1.023 - I had plenty of time while I waited for acclimation. I wasn't about to leave an almost 6" mantis in a plastic bag over night. Oh, yeah - did I mention the lfs gave him to me in a plastic bag? Yeah, that's another story. Anyway All I could do is get him down to 1.025 by midnight-ish and hope for the best. It's over now. He's still alive. Hopefully he'll survive and regenerate his appendages. He ate some raw shrimp today - so, I'm hopeful. I wrote a scathing letter to the store and posted a long winded (as usual) message to local reefers warning about the incident. I understand these things can happen, but the store's customer service and attitude was unforgivable in my opinion.
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im glad hes still alive . im also glad that you wrote the store, it seems to me that they were mostly responsible....you did what you could, but hes alive and eating and thats what matters.
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