Invasive Shrimp ???

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    I bought some live rock from the pet store. Then I put the rocks in the tank. Then about a week later i heard some noises that sounded like mantis shrimp. so i looked i my tank and i saw one tiger snapping shrimp. just yesterday i was moving my live rock and i found two more?????
    R THESE SHRIMP REPRODUCING ARE THEY GOOD OR BAD ?????
     
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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    I havent had much experience with them, but some people either set traps, or put the rock in slghty cold water but thats kinda harsh and doesnt always work.
    Maybe try a bottle trap with some food in?? Hopefully someone else will chime in.
     
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    i caught one with a net, but i found they are worth some money. what should i do with them?
    i could use them to cycle my new tanks. could inverts cycle tanks like fish?
     
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    i would take them to your "pet store" you will probably get a few bucks for them
     
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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    Cycling with any creature is cruel. Shouldnt be done. I would see if your LFS will take them for store credit, or maybe just sell them on craigslist or something.
     
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    or should i keep them in my tank i think they are reef safe?
     
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    You can Keep them, but I wouldnt, better off to take them back or setup a smaller tank for them. Nice creatures, but no point having them as when they get big they can eat your fish! hahaha
     
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    i researched about them they are supposed to pe peaceful. they are not mantis shrimp
     
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    They are not a mantis shrimp, but when they get big they can eat small fish and so forth. My personal opinion is to take him back, or keep one if you really like him :)
     
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    should i put it in a 29 with a snowflake eel
     
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    if you wawnt to give it an expensive snack
     
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    Also a snowflake eel should be in at least a 50 gallon tank.
     
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    its only a baby right now i will move it to a bigger tank later (2 months)
     
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    I know its not a mantis, i was just saying the sort of stuff that hitchhikes on rock, like i got a mantis. ;)
     
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    You will be surprised at how fast they grow, I just sold mine two days ago. It will outgrow faster than your think.
     
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    Sounds like a pistol shrimp and if so they are friendly....well to a point. Mine wouldnt harm a fly, yet i hear him clicking away all the time.
     
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