Hello all, been a while since I posted here...sorry about that, been stressing about work and personal life so I have simply been maintaining my four goldfish and their aquarium (which has been going well, if I do say so myself).
Anyway, I am looking to get my own place by next spring, and my folks announced their reward for doing such being a 50+gal
saltwater tank with any fish or invertibrate I want. This may seem like a bit much for the normal person, but I have always had anxiety about being on my own so it is a big step for me. And it always helps to have the right sort of motivation.
Anyway, after doing a lot of research of my various options, I have become fascinated in Mantis Shrimp. I am aware they need relatively thick aquarium walls (as they can shatter thin ones) and specific water perimeters. However, their ability to shatter clam and crab shells continuously intrigues me.
My question is, are they difficult to maintain? Regardless of the answer to this, are they easy to find, or will I need to reach a breeder? How well do they do with other fish? If i were to own a Mantis Shrimp, I would loot at a 50 gallon tank at least to insure they would not break the glass.