Mantis shrimp removal

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    C24IaHawks1 Reef Lover

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    I Just discovered a Mantis shrimp in my tank. He's about two inches long and i havent noticed anything dying yet. Can anyone give me suggestions on how to remove him? I have seen him a few times and he is quite a charactor. I have also heard the clicking sounds that Mantis Shrimp have been known to make. Any help to remove him would be appreciated.
     
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    parrotchute DUSTOFF MEDEVAC

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    Your LFS should be able to rent you a fish trap. Put some shellfish in there (maybe a piece of shrimp or something) and hopefully it will go in there and get trapped.
     
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    ndepratt Equipment Junkie

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    just pick him up with your hands.... probably be ok....

    lol
     
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    I have taken out like 4 or 5 of those things out of my tank. And monday i come home from work and i hear that dreadful clicking noise. So i put the trap in there and this thing is huge its like 4 inches and its bright red. I have only seen the blue ones that ive taken out before. Thinking about keeping him in another tank unless someone wants to buy him.(IF I CAN CATCH HIM.....LOL)
     
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    Ndepratt...you are a funny man..better keep your day job
     
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    Mennazeher04...How did you get them out?
     
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    mng777777 Shark Wrangler Wannabe

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    Yote has dealt with a number of them too. You might check with him or look up his Mantis thread.
     
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    jyst dont use your hand to get him out if you know which rock its in use a pair of tongs and take the rock out
     
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    find the rock he is in. pull it out of the tank and put the rock in a bucket of cold water he should come hauling butt out, thats how i got mine out.
    also like daughtry said dont use your hand, they could split your finger open if strong or big enough.
     
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    winyfrog seems to be the only one who likes these things. Ask her!
    The way every talks... it's like the plague; they just scare me! :yikesu:
     
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    mng777777 Shark Wrangler Wannabe

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    they are great in their own tank that you don't have a fortune tied up in, but they have been known to break glass and kill everything else alive in their tank so they definitely are not welcome in the reef tank.
     
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    or any tank of mine!!!
     
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    mng777777 Shark Wrangler Wannabe

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    wouldnt want to risk the health of your precious crabs :)
     
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    :helm2: Watch that kind of talk! :helm2:
     
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    wish i had a day job :(
     
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    wait, did you say break glass? holy crap! and to think i was thinking that they were pretty cool!
     
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    they have been known to do that
     
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    winyfrog Yep!

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    Small mantis are not strong enough to break glass, but I have had one that was 4" long that cracked my tank (it took me a few days to figure out why the tank was losing so much water LOL) I just siliconed a peice of glass back over the crack, its all good :)

    If your going to keep one its probably best to use an acrylic tank. I love my mantis they have great personalities.
     
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    go to youtube and look up mantis shrimp, they are super agressive.
     
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