New Critter

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by Titanse, 18 Jan 2010.

  1. Titanse

    Titanse

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    Morning Guys...

    I have a new critter that I picked up from the LFS for gratis...


    Reason being it is a Mantis Shrimp... and before you say.... WHAT!!!!????

    Let me explain....

    My mate and I have been looking at these guys for awhile with fascination. They are truly unique creatures. Also has a lot of potential if you like to keep the wierd and wonderful.

    At the moment he is in the sump and rather skittish... since we did find him in a tank after the LR was put in and then we proceeded to catch him and take him home.

    He already ate a guppie, and we are guessing it is a basher due to the knocking he made on the poly box...

    I have some pics but they are LOW quality due to lighting and it being a phone camera.

    I have given him some LR to play with and now will be looking at making him a tank of his own. :)

    He is about 4cm big and is bloody quick. Also he does look rather cute as he keeps rolling round on his back then in a ball.

    let me know your thoughts. Will try train him to eat fish bits... hopefully :)
     
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  3. Anemone

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    They are fun to watch! Quite the little carpenter with rock rubble.
     
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    Tell me about, my insane mantis keeps trying to re-arrange the pumps :whistling:
     
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    Titanse

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    Think I moes put him in his own lil tank.... can be a free artist then! :lol:
     

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