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Old 04-12-2004, 09:56 PM   #1
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Found this in my tank :(

Is this a mantis? It sure is a fast littel bugger.

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Old 04-12-2004, 10:06 PM   #2
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It looks like a mantis to me...
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Old 04-12-2004, 10:25 PM   #3
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Thanks, Thats what I thought. Well that little bugger sirvived a carbonated dip and a cycle. Saw him tonight and decided to try a high sg dip took a bucket of water to 1.030 (or maybe a little higher), and he shot opout of the rock like his rear was on fire.

Anybody want a mantis?
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I would if I was closer. Your lfs probably would.
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I have 4 befriended mantises and have found them to be a blast to watch. I hand feed the two "tamer" ones, it's interesting to watch their little beady eyes follow your hand.
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I wouldn't want to hand feed those things for fear of my hand! I dont' think I can talk my wife into another small tank just for a mantis, but I would love to have one. Is it really a concern to have one in a glass tank?
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Yes, they can break glass. They also can do serious damage to your hand.
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What's a mantis?
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It's a mantis shrimp. Apparently they can generate more pressure per square inch than any other ocean critter. Yowie!
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Yea, I also found something else new in my tank today, trying to get a picture.
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