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#1 SK-II

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:39 AM

Any idea what's needed for a nano peacock mantis shrimp tank and which lfs can I get em from? Thx!

#2 bane

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 07:15 AM

Just live rock and a glove i guess?
Never had experience keeping them but thought about it before.

Saw some at CoralFarm 2 weeks ago.
2 and 3 inch specimens,

#3 allantang

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:05 AM

Just a rock sand n lots of crab. Don't try to put ur fingers in..


#4 peacemaker

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:14 AM

How about doing a search in YouTube on mantis shrimp, get a "feel" of how powerful their spear / punch is (need to tune your volume a little higher for better effects :heh:), before you consider keeping one?

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:18 PM

Yeah i did, that's why i find em so amazing. Am gonna use an acrylic tank for him/her. So i guess only coral farm has em? and how much are we looking at? Thanks!

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:30 PM

i don't know if an acrylic tank is the best idea, but there's a video on youtube of a mantis putting a hole in a plastic fish trap / tank and escaping.. :unsure:

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:36 PM

They are capable of breaking glass if they want to.. they are dangerous creature.

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#8 peacemaker

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:56 AM

I hope you're not planning to keep one in an IQ5 as it is too small for a peacock mantis...

Just some things you need to consider before keeping one:

1. It has the potential of breaking glass (and as mentioned above, acrylic as well), so getting a tank with thicker walls should help.

2. There is certain risk in putting your bare hands in the tank, so precaution has to be taken. If you plan to add corals, do it before you add the mantis. I would stick a note beside the tank to serve as a reminder as well as to warn others about the danger.

3. Tank maintenance may be a problem, so a magnet cleaner would help.

4. Bio load may be high depending on what you feed, so be prepared for regular water changes.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:33 AM

i do water changes every week at least once. Am planning to get a better tank so yeah. Am im aware of the above mentioned. So where can i get one from? which LFS? Thanks.

#10 cool guy

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:34 AM

Wher r u staying? Ah beng do bring in sometime. Will let u noe if i spot it. Price wise should not be more then $50 i guess....

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:04 PM

Ic. Thx cool guy!

#12 Joe_P

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:50 PM

Iwarna has them now in stock. about 4 pieces sized around 4- 5 inches..

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:03 PM

Saw a few at cf. Smaller ones. Those are too big. Scary stuff. Thx anyway!

#14 Puffering

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 04:00 PM

A lot of misinformation in this thread. I was interested in this some time ago.

Peacock mantis' are one of the biggest mantis shrimp. Nonetheless, there are no documented accounts of glass breaking, much less acrylic(bends, doesn't quite break) in captivity.

These are hardy creatures, their bio load is relatively high but they do not die easily.

They can be an issue to feed.

http://www.ucmp.berk....html#directory

Look for Odontodactylus scyllarus.

http://www.blueboard.../mantis/faq.htm
General FAQ.

http://www.blueboard...re/maintain.htm
General Caresheet.

When you want to keep something, do it right.

#15 Puffering

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 04:19 PM

My apologies. Large Mantis shrimp break glass, it is the pistol shrimp that do not.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:11 PM

Can i rear mantis shrimp in Singapore?

#17 jasonpoh

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:51 PM

Can i rear mantis shrimp in Singapore?


why not....its legal even to eat them

#18 Lester

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

There are two types of mantis, one the smasher and the other the spearer.

The way the two catch their prey are different :)

 

smasher goes for crabs more than fishes while the spearer goes for fishes more than crabs :)



#19 Slayer213

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

Im current keeping a juve peacock for 3mnths liao... Easy to keep, eats anything that hits the water. Mines a 1.5 ft tank. Do consider a mat under ur substrate if u intend to keep one. They smash bottom tank more than the sides
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#20 riltz

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:07 AM

edible huh?





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