Mantis Nano

Discussion in 'Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice' started by keyaam, 21 Jan 2009.

  1. keyaam

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    Hey all

    would a boyu 450 nano be okay to keep a mantis?
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Yes Keyaam - it would. Just as long as you don't really put any other fish in there. You can put corals in - but the same rules will count - especially if you want to put fish in - the same rules as for keeping any other nano!

    DILLIGENT WATER CHANGES!
     
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    keyaam Thread Starter

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    Thanks jacques. now where to get a mantis?
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Now THAT - is a million dollar question. I have not seen one at any LFS here in CPT, yet.....
     
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    i'm importing me one, do you also want one?

    which one do you want?

    smasher or slasher?

    do some googeling and see which one will work the best in your system.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    oohh sounds like i should get one of each :)
     
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    Hey lanzo thanks but i dont have the tank as yet. collecting it in two weeks time.
     
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    look forward to see it?
    keyamm, would a 60cmx30cmx30cm be big enuff?
     
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    Im not sure dallas. Anyone have a guideline to keeping a mantis shrimp. Whats their diet like?
     
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    i like this one

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    that is the peacock mantis, a smasher.

    will eat snails, crabs, small mussels, clams ect....will eat fish if its hungry or kill them if irritated by them.

    tank needs to have low light

    supplement their diet with some vitamins, and for treat give them snails.( they need to get their vitamins)

    very intelligent critter,and can see better than a human.

    If irritated when molting it can stress and die. needs a nice deep substrate to borrow in and lots and lots of LR rubble to build and rebuild their borrows.


    do allot of reading before keeping one of these creatures please
     
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    What price do they go for?
     
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    between R250-R400
     
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