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Old 06-23-2004, 08:49 PM   #1
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Snapping Culprit

Well, I thought I still had a mantis in the tank (after removing 9), and just yesterday I say a small to medium pistol shrimp hiding in a cave. Snapping culprit identified.
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Old 06-23-2004, 09:18 PM   #2
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What...no pic??
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Old 06-23-2004, 10:26 PM   #3
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what is the best way to remove a mantis shrimp? I am going to place an order with liverocks.com soon but I would like to be ready for any potential "bad" hitchhikers.
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What...no pic??
Tried, he didn't stay in view long enough for me to get back with my camera. I'm hoping as he gets larger he will be out more. Like I said, this was my first time ever seeing him.

Live Rock is like Christamas all the time, I keep finding new stuff. Just moved another rock and found a huge sponge colony that was growing.
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what is the best way to remove a mantis shrimp? I am going to place an order with liverocks.com soon but I would like to be ready for any potential "bad" hitchhikers.
I personally used the carbonated water method which I described HERE and was pretty satisfied.
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My pair of pistols that hitchhiked their way in are huge now. I'll post a pic of them once They're both around. They seem to come out during the daily feeding.
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I figured mine will probably show more as they grow.
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what is the difference between a pistol shrimp and a mantis shrimp (2 weeks and counting till I can get my lr from lr.com and I want to be prepared =) ).
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Actually, Mantis Shrimp are not a shrimp at all. They are Stomatopods. They are nasty killers with either smashing or slicing front legs. The slicers can stab into fish and kill them, the smashers can break open hermit crab/snail shells and eat them.





Pistol Shrimp have a large pincher that makes a loud snapping sound, are non-harmful and often have beneficial pairings with gobies.

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man I hate those things. So far I got lucky and didn't get any in any of my rocks
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