Mantis and fish

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by lanzo, 6 May 2008.

  1. lanzo

    lanzo Sponsor

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    9,396
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Centurion
    hey guys i bought likesfish's mantis tank from him, but mantis died of heavy stress that day:((very very sad)

    Nou i would like to know if i can have fish with a peacock mantis,from what i no is that the peacock mantis only like too eat mussels and kill crabs, snails ect, but not fish.

    I want to buy a peacock mantis Thursday( green one or peacock)

    plz help
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Jason

    Jason

    Joined:
    13 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    1,381
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Lanzo, im reading up on the peacock mantis aswel, as i stil want one... There diet consist of that you named, i have seen videos of the peacock in a tank with damsels...

    They say if not well fed in a aquarium, they can hunt for food and may attack fish while sleeping...
     
  4. Alan

    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    5,974
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    KZN
    I wouldn't mix the two, the mantis is a formidable predator.
     
  5. lanzo

    lanzo Thread Starter Sponsor

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    9,396
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Centurion
    thanks alan

    i really want to try this but i don't want to hurt any fish in the proses, won't it help if the fish is in the tank before the mantis( then just keep the mantis well fed?)

    Every one told me to get rid of my green bristel star and since i feed him 3 times a week, he leaves my fish alone, can this maybe be happen with the mantis?
     
  6. lanzo

    lanzo Thread Starter Sponsor

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    9,396
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Centurion
    o.k cool i got a peacock mantis yesterday from exotics, he\she is 7cm long and flippen cool, take some pics tomorrow to show you guys!
     
  7. Matt

    Matt MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    1,906
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    JHB
    nice! ;)
     
  8. gaboon

    gaboon

    Joined:
    14 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    2,241
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Northriding
    tomorrow is today, where the pics?:)
     
  9. lanzo

    lanzo Thread Starter Sponsor

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    9,396
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Centurion
    he doesn't want to come out and pose for a photo, i'
    ll try to take ne today.
    i added a damsel(one from margate) in with him, and he every thing look "A" o.k
     
  10. lanzo

    lanzo Thread Starter Sponsor

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    9,396
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Centurion
    say hallo to my little friend!!!
    [​IMG]

     
  11. lanzo

    lanzo Thread Starter Sponsor

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    9,396
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Centurion
    i gave him a piece of mussel.
    he just love mussel
     
  12. lanzo

    lanzo Thread Starter Sponsor

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    9,396
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Centurion
    [​IMG]
     
  13. lanzo

    lanzo Thread Starter Sponsor

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    9,396
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Centurion
    i'm waiting for him to come out, i want the get a nice pic.

    the litlle guy is very smart, every time when he comes out of his borrow, i grab my camera and try to take a pic, then he just jump back into the borrow.

    i'll get him:p
     
    Last edited: 12 May 2008
  14. lanzo

    lanzo Thread Starter Sponsor

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    9,396
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Centurion
    one coral in the mantis tank
    [​IMG]
     
  15. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    27,988
    Likes Received:
    781
    Cool, try not to kill this one ;) :)
     
  16. Warr7207

    Warr7207

    Joined:
    28 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,781
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    JHB
    What a beautiful creature :thumbup1:
     
  17. lanzo

    lanzo Thread Starter Sponsor

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    9,396
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Centurion
    :nono::nono::nono:
     
  18. lanzo

    lanzo Thread Starter Sponsor

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    9,396
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Centurion
    this is the coolest creature under tha see!:thumbup:
     
  19. mantisfreak

    mantisfreak

    Joined:
    18 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    109
    Likes Received:
    11
    When I went into the store last Monday and saw that Ryan had sold Snuggles, I was ticked off!!!! Dr. Roy Caldwell even told me that mine is one of the biggest O.s.'s (Peacock Mantis) he's ever seen and he is pretty much the world expert on the subject of Stomatopods. Apparently Ryan felt bad because he purchased a new one for me already....her name is Scruffy. Snuggles was very much a pet and he was the most spoiled mantis in America. Many customers would come in simply to feed him. Heck, I've had customers come in simply to play with Tyson too. He's a Boston Terrier puppy that runs around the fish store.

    I've been keeping mantis for years when all hobbyists wanted every single one dead.

    BTW....if you want decent pics of your mantis, you might need to use a manually focused camera. They can see in the Infra-Red realm and sometimes the autofocus infrared beam freaks them out.

    Many of my customers have had their eyes glaze over as I discussed Snuggles Trinocular Stereovision, ability to see polarized lighting, etc.

    They've continued the research. Now they've found that they can see CPL (Circular Polarized Light) and not just polarized light as previously thought.

    Here's the article for those interested. Shrimp Eyes May Hold Key to Better Communications
     
  20. mantisfreak

    mantisfreak

    Joined:
    18 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    109
    Likes Received:
    11
    Oops

    Maybe I should mention that I've often kept mantis with fish. However, I wouldn't recommend it to most people and certainly not to someone new to mantiskeeping.
     
  21. lanzo

    lanzo Thread Starter Sponsor

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    9,396
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Centurion
    thanks mantisfreak,
    i have added a damsel with him, and he seems fine.

    Is my mantis weared or what, because i have 2 snails in with him and a hermit crab, and he just cruises past them?
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Mantis fish Forum Date
Frogfish or leaffish for mantis tank Marine Fish Discussions 8 Oct 2008
How the mantis shrimp's smashers work General Discussions and Advice 9 Oct 2014
[wtd] Mantis Shrimp Wanted 12 Aug 2014
[wtd] Mantis Shrimp Wanted 26 Jul 2014
"Mantis shrimp" and worms in my live rock Beginner Discussions 20 Apr 2014
For the Mantis Lovers Invertebrates 1 Jul 2013
The Hunt for a Mantis Shrimp General Discussions and Advice 22 Nov 2012