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Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by Boendoe, 26 Jun 2009.

  1. Boendoe

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    I visited a LFS in Boksburg yesterday and looksy here what they had in stock 10cm Mantis Shrimp, this it one big boy.

    Sorry for the pic, had to take on my phone.

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  3. crispin

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    i am seriously thinking of doing a peacock display tank, i know warr gets huge joy from his. it seems those that keep them, grow to love them more and more, and that tail is incredible couloration not to mention the eyes.
     
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    It's a awesome pet, I have seen some Mantis setups and it looks like loads of fun. Very intelegent creactures, especially if you are trying to catch them in display.
     
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    if only i had space this would be something id like to try do someday... after seeing the one at CT aquarium i have been tinkering with the idea for years...
     
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    wow very cool....if anybody knows.....are these creatures safe to put in with softies and fish....??? how come i havnt seen these before are they seasonal?
     
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    Now thats a big no no, they will take out even the fastest fish or inverts in your tank. There is ever a video clip on you tube of one taking on a mother of a crab.

    I have seen them in Balito normally you only see the eyes triking out of the hole. Not sure if its the same species. You will also find that we get the brown one's as hitch hikers in life rock.
     
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    Yoh awesome video...
     
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    Same as dog fighting imo.
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    shame
     
  12. Jaak

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    Flip, that video is just wrong!
     
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    Just for interest sake....Mantis are awesome and can see in color !
     
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    What would go on in a predator tank with eels and lionfish and these stunning creatures?
     
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    other eels , lionfishes and similar stunning creatures ;)

    are you going FO ? Then triggers can work
     
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    Mantis should be kept alone. The odd small damsel or parrotfish :whistling: will be OK as tankmates, but other large predators like Eels will make the Mantis starve to death.

    i agree this video is wrong, it fulfils human's bloodlust and nothing else.

    My mantis would never kill it's prey in the open, she takes everything to her cave and does the necessary behind close doors.

    Although very violent and aggressive animals, they are very intelligent and are a great source of enjoyment and amazement for me
     
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