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ReefRaff 07-16-2003 06:09 PM

Green shrimp maybe
I can't get a pic, but I have this small thing that lives in a hole in the LR, and he is green and almost looks like a miniture green praying mantis, are there green shrimp? since I can only see the frt half of him (when he is out) I can' really tell. Any ideas?

loganizzi 07-16-2003 06:13 PM

Does it look like this?

Sounds like a mantis shrimp and from what I have heard/read you don't want him in your tank.

ReefRaff 07-16-2003 06:32 PM

It's possible, he is all green. like grass. but the head part of that animal, looks simalar, since thats all I saw. If possible I will try to get a pic.

ReefRaff 07-16-2003 06:33 PM

If so how do I get him out? without him sliceing my finger off.

loganizzi 07-16-2003 06:37 PM

Good Luck -

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kidafius 07-23-2003 07:34 PM

I just caught one today. I saw him poking out of a hole in a rock. I took the rock and dropped in a bucket of RO water, which was considerably colder than the aquarium water, and he came flying out like mad. I then scooped him into a cup, and then into a platic container with a slitted lid, so he is floating in the aquarium until I figure out what to do with him. Hope that helps. :D

ReefRaff 07-23-2003 08:24 PM

cook um........BTW was the RO salted? or not.

kidafius 07-24-2003 10:33 AM

No salt. Just plain RO

echo7 08-06-2003 06:51 PM

if its a big shrimp and the RO thing doesn't work there are plenty of traps out there specifically designed for mantis shrimp. the X- terminator trap seems popular. i've heard alot of good things about it. you can even adjust the size of the trap. btw thanks for the refugium ideas in the chat room. if you can't find any traps check out pet warehouse magazine and if you can't find that try

ReefRaff 08-06-2003 06:53 PM

I diped him and he is gone. :oops:

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