Mantis shrimp removal

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    winyfrog Yep!

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    Here's a video of my old mantis "Mr Nice Guy" this is a peacock mantis which is probably different then the one you have in your tank. Or had have you caught him yet?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQuTraEx16Y]YouTube - Mr Nice Guy the mantis shrimp[/ame]
     
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    Holy crap!
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Mantis are cool.Their fun to watch.But that dont mean I want one in my reef.
    The problem with catching one out of a reef tank,is those things are smart.They'll learn how to avoid your traps and methods.
     
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    winyfrog Yep!

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    yeah, I wouldn't want one in my reef either. I have found the best way to remove them is to remove the rock from the tank that its in and it will jump out.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Thats the perfered method.But every mantis I've picked up so far,has made its home in a rock right in the middle on the bottom.:grumble:
     
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    winyfrog Yep!

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    yep they like it down there don't they LOL. The little buggers.
     
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    ndepratt Equipment Junkie

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    while they are capable.... i hear that it's more of an urban legend kind of deal that they will burrow into a corner and bust the glass.

    anyone know someone who has had one bust the glass?
     
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    winyfrog Yep!

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    Yep I have had one bust the glass. The one in the video to be exact. :mrgreen:
     
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    she does

     
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    when they get big enough ive read that the hammer type hit as hard as a .22 caliber bullet.
     
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    mng777777 Shark Wrangler Wannabe

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    definitely not your typical table shrimp!
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    LOL I love the commentary in the background, Winy LOL Someone was gettin' into it!
     
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    Gdbyrd life's a beach

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    Man that cracked me up too! I'd love to keep one! How big of a tank woudl you need and what's the minimum you could get by with as far as equipment. That's awesome!
     
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    20 gallons would be plenty. itd have to be by itself, so you could get away with just live rock for filtration
     
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    oh, and has anyone mentioned coris wrasse eat mantis shrimp?
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Yep,The coris wrasses and the bigger wrasses will all hunt down and feed mantis meat.
    That a whole other show in itself.The wrasses will try to get the mantis behind the head.Then once they have the shrimp caught,they'll beat them against a rock.
     
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    Let's see the video boys! :lol:
     
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    Yea that makes me laugh everytime. :mrgreen:
     
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    I just noticed one in my tank today!!!!!
    Got a new mushroom rock yesterday and he must have been in there.
    I have no fish right now but will they eat mushrooms or other polyps? I am going to have to try to get him out before I add fish

    Brian
     
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    Feed him your tasty crabs! :lol:
     
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