Pistol shrimp are cool IMO
but there is not a good way to remove Mantis without getting Pistols too. When I bought my first FL live rock, I was estatic about all the crabs and life. Then those crabs got big and started messing with corals.
If your main display is in the works, set up a QT tank for the LR
. Do a FW
dip on the rock for 5 minutes and then place back in QT. Wait a week or so and see if there is anything else left you need to remove. If so, FW
dip again. Some stuff will survive a FW
dip. If you want a pistol shrimp later, you can always buy a nice one. Might not ever see it but al least you know you put it in there
*180 gal Display, 100 gal basement sump, 33 gal refugium, 3x250 MH, 2x160 VHO actinics, zoos, some softies, LPS & lots of acros and other SPS.
*100 gal prop tank plumbed into main system w/ 2x96 PC lights and 1x150 MH,