(I was going to start my own thread about this, but saw yours and figured I misewell combine them. I'm not trying to hijack your thread. )
I just got some more live rock over the weekend and Saturday night I heard the clicking for the first time.
He came out of the rock while the lights were on last night, so I caught him with a net on a stick. I felt bad, but I figured it was him or my other creatures.
Last night I heard the clicking again. A little bit softer than before.
Sounds like I have another
Mantis in there. Jeesh! And it was only 14 pounds of live rock!
Anyway, this one seems reluctant to come out and visit (I wonder why...).
If I use a bucket of carbonated water that matches my tank temp and salinity to flush the mantis out, will I preserve the other life on the rock?
It is absolutley covered in nice stuff, and I wouldn't want to kill it all to get the mantis.
I do have a 10 gallon tank I am going to try and get set up tonight before the fizzy attempt, so that I can hopefully put the mantis in there and not kill two of them in two days.
Anyway, any advice or opinions on the saftey of the carbonated water would be appreciated!
PS: Why do mantis shrimp have to look so ugly? They're like ocean cockroaches!