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Hi Guys,

Just like to know if anyone keeps a mantis shrimp? Been visiting the mantis shrimp thread (very active) in reefcentral but don't seem to find any discussion on mantis shrimp here.

My first peacock lasted 6 weeks and had my second one for about 4 months now and going strong.

Other LS in my 80L cube are

2x Azure damsel

1x yellow dottyback

1x domino damsel lookalike but prettier

3x tube anemone

a handful of nassarius snails and hermit crabs

Would love to hear your stories and learn from your experiences. :)

rgds

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hi can you take a picture of your peacock mantis shrimp ??

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hi can you take a picture of your peacock mantis shrimp ??

Hi Gunzo,

Would love to show you pictures but i could not figure out how to load images here? Can please show me maybe pm me your email so that i can send you.

You keep peacocks too?

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I don't keep Mantis Shrimp but I do fish them occasionally.

I caught this huge Mantis Prawn whatever off Changi Coast. It's about 1-1.5 feet in length! Not sure if a captive one can grow to that size. If it does .... :wacko:

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I don't keep Mantis Shrimp but I do fish them occasionally.

I caught this huge Mantis Prawn whatever off Changi Coast. It's about 1-1.5 feet in length! Not sure if a captive one can grow to that size. If it does .... :wacko:

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wow nice. Haha from the perspective of the photo I initially thought it was some Godzilla kind of monster coming out of the sea xD so glad it's not

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I don't keep Mantis Shrimp but I do fish them occasionally.

I caught this huge Mantis Prawn whatever off Changi Coast. It's about 1-1.5 feet in length! Not sure if a captive one can grow to that size. If it does .... :wacko:

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This is the zebra mantis shrimp (dark stripes across body), which is a spearer while peacock mantis shrimp is a clubber. It is probably the largest among all mantis shrimp species and is normally caught as seafood, i think it's called 濑尿虾 in restaurants.

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This is the zebra mantis shrimp (dark stripes across body), which is a spearer while peacock mantis shrimp is a clubber. It is probably the largest among all mantis shrimp species and is normally caught as seafood, i think it's called 濑尿虾 in restaurants.

What's a spearer and a clubber? :dunno:

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What's a spearer and a clubber? :dunno:

the spearer has a pike or sword thing on his arm to stab into it's prey. A clubbed has a "mace" like arm it uses to smash against it's prey very very hard until it's shell or protection breaks

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the spearer has a pike or sword thing on his arm to stab into it's prey. A clubbed has a "mace" like arm it uses to smash against it's prey very very hard until it's shell or protection breaks

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This big fellow sure look like a spearer because it's 2 long forearms look exactly like the real Playing Mantis.... The Playing Mantis Kung Fu Style.

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Imho, manits shrimp should be kept solo in a thicker glass tank... i had a spearer that came in my live rocks when i first started and lost my fishes one by one... definitely should be kept solo. its a killer.

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mantis shrimps are fearsome predators..saw a documentary about it...

able to break glass to get to the food inside..

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I got this mantis about a few weeks back. Its about an inch and it's still going strong. Just saw him totally blocking his tunnel with rock works. It seems strange to me. Any idea about this people?

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Wondering if mantis shrimp eat fish ?

they eat anything edible but spearers will prey on fish.

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I'm keeping one peacock mantis for a yr plus. So far so good. Came with corals on live rock. But lucky it did not attack or killed any of my inverts. Now housing solely alone. Fed with mussels n occasionally oyster meat. However if u keeping one, do change water frequently.

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I have one in my tank. So far ok.

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I am back after 20 months! Have prepared the tank for my next peacock mantis shrimp, please let me know you guys see one. Thanks!

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I am back after 20 months! Have prepared the tank for my next peacock mantis shrimp, please let me know you guys see one. Thanks!

Saw one at sea life. Call to confirm

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