Urgent ID needed

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  1. seank

    seank

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    We just came bak from fishing (my one son and myself) and in some miracle way, he caught this thing. Looks like a cross between a Prawn and a Crayfish.

    Please ID????

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    And this is Milliseconds before he somehow turned around and "shot" me on the side of the thumb. 02 Small holes and blood flowing freely, needles to say he almost became dogfood. I still have him in a bowl and would like to know what to do with the #%$% thing:

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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    It is a very beautiful mantis shrimp, set it up in it's own nano
     
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    Thanks Mike. It was the "hardest" shot I ever got from an "Insect". Thought my thumb was off:lol:
     
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    Can I put him in the Sump?????
     
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    Stomatopods ;) are reknowned for their "kick" mind your pinkies next time:lol:
     
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    yeah a mantis:) they are so cool. would love to see one tear up a crab!
     
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    seank Thread Starter

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    I have a Sailfin Tang, African Clown, Orange spotted wrasse (dunno the real name) as well as a couple of Cardinals in the sump. Will they be safe???
     
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    setup a nano for him
     
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    seank Thread Starter

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    Nope, 02 big tanks are more than enough. Sooooo, who wants a Mantis, otherwise he is going back to the seabed???:whistling:
     
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    You could always just donate the fish in the sump to me :whistling:
     
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    Set your son up a little nano, after all he caught it:razz:
     
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    Read in the wiki link you gave that you can eat it :whistling:
     
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    wwoooooooooowwwwwww that is so cool really cool mantis
     
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    Live bait:yeahdude:
     
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    oh hell no give it to me if u going to kill it
     
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    What are the predators of them, would be nice to see the other way around.:whistling:
     
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    Well, I can always hang it in front of a Rockod or Salmon :whistling:
     
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    oh plz dont
     
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    worried there gemini?
     
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