Shrimp, back from the dead ...

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  1. Stressed Eric

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    Heya all,

    After a 14 hour power cut I found something else interesting in my cycling tank (somehow my neutral connection came off the overhead pole outside) - my tanks temperature plumeted to just over 16 degrees *bad news*, and yoh, no backup power yet ..... Time to budget for a genny before I get any livestock methinks ....

    Anyways, when I finally got the electricity back this noo noo had crawled out of some new live rock I got and was on death's doorstep, completely motionless on the substrate - I pulled him out and sumped him where I knew the oxygen and heat would start normalising first.

    Now to figure out what he is .... He's tiny, about 30mm long, black, definately a shrimp of some sort and very camera shy!

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    Hi Mark - that's a mantis shrimp. Nice - but you don't want the critter in the reef tank though.....
     
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    Will a mantis survive in a DSB and how prone are they to exploring ?
     
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    Awe crap . . . One day I'll learn not to google . . . After seeing Lanzo's mantis tank I'm going to build a dedicated mantis tank too and tie it into my existing system . . . I have plenty 6mm glass just lying around - any advice on size, depth and possible tank mate's I can safely keep with this dude ?
     
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    Yes - it will survive just fine. They usually prefer live rock to live in though................
     

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