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Old 04-25-2005, 03:13 PM   #1
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Yes this mantis lives in my reef. So I buy a few more snails than most. He's just sooo cute. he'll take some shrimp right out of my hand. He'll actuall come out and cruise the front of the tank for a while.
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Mantis shrimp are beautiful, smart and interactive creatures...as long as they aren't in the main tank with the fish! Everyone who has a mantis in its own tank seems to enjoy it. I can see why, but eating out of your hand?! Be careful!
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He is. As long as he's well fed, there shouldn't be a problem. Just bought another 100 snails for that purpose. Only have a Lawn Mower, YT, Purple fire fish, and 2 lyretails, no problems yet. Only been in the tank for mos though. Time will tell.
I just like that whole natural reef approach, macros in display, predator prey kinda thing. i obviously don't want him to eat any fish, but if he does, I buy a bigger fish.

He's actually crawled onto my hand! 8O
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Great pic! He looks like a keeper. I also love those zoos behind him. Nice color.
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we should get someone to make this a sticky in the SW forums and call it Peek-A-Boo
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Thanks for the props everyone.
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nice, took me a while to figure out what i was looking at lol, or what was looking at me
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Thats great. And wonderful coraline coloration.
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Just found a Red Mantis in my tank as well. thought there was alot of noise for one mantis in my tank. he's already come out for dinner twice since I now know where he hangs out.
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