Mantis Shrimp on offer - if thats even possible

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  1. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman MASA Contributor

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    Hi guys

    I am the "luckiest" person on the planet when it comes to Mantis Shrimp. If anyone wants to get a mantis, take me along to the lfs, I will choose a piece of LR and I can guarantee you it will have mantis in...:p

    So, I have a mantis in the tank (about 3-4cm long) What should I do with it? Should I give it to someone or just leave it...

    Giving is not so easy infortunately... It is in the rock that is attached to my rather large pincussion.

    Any ideas?
     
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  3. Mouse

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    Hi Jaco

    I too had the same problem & unless you want to keep only mantis shrimps, I'd recommend getting rid of it (and by that, I don't mean killing it).

    Read my thread "new as the day I was born" (read my thread, you'll no doubt laugh a lot)... and that should give you a few ideas of how to get rid of it.
    Might be tricky though since he's living in a rock with your pincushion on it but you can always try the glass method with food and hope that he comes out that way so you won't have to take the rock out.

    Good luck!! :lol:
     
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    Ask Warr i know he got a mantis thing goin on most probably he'l help take it of ur hands.
     
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    Warr will probably feed it to his killer mantis :(:(. But any LFS should take it off your hands for you. What colour is it?
     
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    Don't be so cruel. My little girl ain't no killer, she is just doing what nature engineered her to do. :)
     
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    :lol:
     
  8. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Hey mouse... It's still brownish / green... No real nice color there as the large ones I have seen. My LFS has one the size of a large Prit glue stick... Nasty little bugger but the most beautiful colors!!! It doesn't like me though - always charging when it sees me.
     
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