what type of shrimp?

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  1. paul bloem

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    Hi all

    Have this to Id please, can anyone tell me what this is? I found it in my sump.
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    Thats a Mantis shrimp! Awesome little creature. Grows kind of big but don't ever put it in your tank as they catch almost anything.
     
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    but if I keep it in my sump wont it go back into the tank?
     
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    No, not easily. You can keep it in the sump by the way most people that find them keep them in the sump. It won't easily get to the main tank but watch out this litlle guy can pack a big punch(litteraly).
     
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    Awesome little mantis shrimp!!! You can feed him little bits of silverside, prawn, mussel etc. Give him a bit of live food for a real show! ;) They actually make fantastic pets. Very alert and aware. Post those pics on the mantis forum on reefcentral for species ID and relevant care info. Dr Roy Caldwell will ID it to species in no time!

    Congrats!
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    That is still a baby. Very small, unless it is a small type. Maybe ask on that mantis forum.
    When did you see see it for the first time?
     
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