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Old 05-15-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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mantis shrimp

Considering getting the 2 at my lfs and setting up a 5.5g for them.

Does anyone have any experience with them? Also what would be the best filtration for this tank?
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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Ummm they'll kill each other. And 5.5 gallons isn't near big enough. The peacocks get over 6", and should have AT LEAST a 20g.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:19 PM   #3
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Ya 2 mantis shrimp is a horrible idea in a 5.5. Did you even research the species?
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:25 PM   #4
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The lfs has 2 together and they dont harm each other at all.
This was just a thought as to what i may do with my 5.5g
No research has been done yet as i have finals this week and that is why i posted here before anything and asking if anyone has any experience.

No intentions to hurt an animal and will do lots of research before a purchase.

Also thanks for the corrective critics about my now seen horrible idea
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:31 PM   #5
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Lol sorry about saying horrible. I should have said something else. Haha

The teo shrimp dont kill eachother?!? Wow thats wierd. I wouldnt get a mantis shrimp until you have your other tank totally set up and working well... Just my opinion.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:34 PM   #6
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Ya they only attack if you put your finger in ha and it has to be like a half gallon holding tank they are in but they are awsome!
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Arent you in so cal?
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:36 PM   #8
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Yea why do you ask??

It hurts yo get hit my a mantis... Lol
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:39 PM   #9
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As they get bigger they will most likely become more agressive to each other. Adult mantis shrimp usually end up killing anything they're housed with. There are countless different species of mantis shrimp, and two main families, crushers and spearers, so you'd want to identify exactly which species you're talking about to get accurate info on their requirements.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:39 PM   #10
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The store is in orange that has them ha

And yes it hurts not gonna do that again

Thanks deep i will look into that starting friday
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