Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 02-05-2004, 10:37 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 25
Send a message via Yahoo to WildFlower
Don't think it was grazing crabs making that loud of a noise this morn.. soon as I head the noise I looked, I looked everywhere... saw nothing on the glass at all.. This evening I spent over an hour with a flash light looking at every corner, hole, crevice, hiding place I could find. Found lots of interesting live creatures but one in particular is suspect to my eye... this one moved FAST as I hit the light in the hole it really buried itself deep!!!.. If it is the Mantis, I think I found his home

I hear that the Mantis are very smart and have incredible eyesight... so I'm going to set the trap and bait it for a couple days.. let it (hopefully trust the trap) then I'm having shrimp fishing expedition in the dark and hope I can get it..

Still wishing for pistol shrimp.. if I'm wrong and it proves to be a Mantis.. any takers???


WildFlower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2004, 07:57 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 75
Mine would not come out until I put the rock under the tap and ran fairly warm water all over it. Everything bailed out into a pan for retrieval. The mantis is now in a separate 10 gal tank by himself. Anything alive that goes in there is gone by morning. He likes guppies and grass shrimp in particular, and is growing like a weed.

KLN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2004, 04:56 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Singapore
Posts: 344
How does a mantis shrimp looks like? Is it like bristle worm? I saw one poping its head and half of its body out few weeks ago when I switch off the lights, it doesn't look like shrimp at all, it is long and looks like worms, but its large in size as compared to bristle worms. But I do heard some coin knocking glass sound twice, once mid-night, once early morning. How do I check that if there is any mantis shrimp in my tank? Will it kill my fish? I do have fishes lost its fins or part of tail some times, I'm not sure whether its done by other fish mates or the shrimp. But most of the fishes, maroon clown, some damsels, bi-colour angel, green/cleaner wrasse are alright, with no visible wounds.
mansiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2004, 05:33 PM   #14
AA Team Emeritus
reefrunner69's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
How does a mantis shrimp looks like?
It loks like a praying mantis.


Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2004, 11:31 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 3
Send a message via AIM to Jerry Adams
Might be a pistol shrimp.
Jerry Adams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2004, 07:00 AM   #16
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Singapore
Posts: 344
Will pistol shrimp kill my fishes or tube worms/feather duster in my tank? What do they eat? I have found one of my feather duster misteriously lost. But I got the fishes for so long, and none of they seems to be killed, even if there are dead fishes, they are whole piece.

mansiz is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Added LR...woke up...and ick? Marc118 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 35 05-23-2006 02:12 AM
Woke up to a bubblenest! exodus Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 3 05-11-2006 11:02 PM
I woke up to a sand storm this morning???? Scatcat Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 05-28-2005 06:52 PM
Noise from Remora protein Skimmer-How to reduce noise??? zippy Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 10-19-2004 05:34 PM
Woke up to a graveyard Saltwater Reef Aquaria 28 08-23-2004 10:05 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.