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Creature in my live rock

Discussion in 'Identification' started by Alkatdave, Dec 27, 2012.

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    Alkatdave

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    I have had my tank for about 5 months now. I have live rock a clown, a rassy, a zebra eel and some coral. Recently I was trying to feed my eel and while I had his food on a stick and something came out of the rock and took it from me...needless to say, freaked me out. I have been trying to identify it and the only thing that it comes close to is a mantis shrimp. The only thing is it doesn't make any noise and I can't really tell if it has tentacles. I only have a video of it so I took some screen shots of it so I could post it. The quality is kind of poor but for now its all I have. It is purple blueish in color and lives in this rock and I have never really seen it out and about only lurking in the hole. Any help or suggestions would be great.
     

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    poksal Well? .. I AM trying VIP Member

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    Sorry!.. can't see the picture well enough and if it is a vid I can't get it to run...
     
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    If it was my tank... He would be "sleeping" by now :D :D
     
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    Can you post the vid? Is this the first time you seen it or have you been feeding it all along?
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    +1 Salty

    The video would help immensely
     
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    Ted Living one day at a time

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    The outline of it seems to be a mantis shrimp...that would be my guess.
     
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    Sally I tried to post video and I wasn't able to. I started feed it about two days ago and only feed it when I tried to capture it on video. Really don't want it to grow too fast. Kind of worried.
     
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    Ted Living one day at a time

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    If its a Mantis shrimp, and I think it is, you dont need to worry about feeding it. Hes gonna eat whatever fish, shrimp, crabs etc that you have in there. I would think you should set a trap for it and get it into its own dedicated tank.
     
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