mantis shrimp

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    midasblenny blenny lover

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    hey, i wanted to know what size of tank a mantis needs and where to get one?
    PS i know they need a species tank, i did my homework:grin:
     
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    20 to 30 gallons should be good.
     
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    Depends on the species.

    Neogonodactylus oerstedii (what I have), Neogonodactylus wennerae both stay pretty small and will do good in 5g or larger. Something like a Peacock will need more room. You also need to keep in mind what you want your tank to be . If you are wanting a mantis in a reef type setup (no fish obviously) then your options for a shrimp are reduced by quite a bit. Many of them can not tolerate intense lighting , they will develop shell rot and eventually die.

    Here is a list that will be very helpful for you.
    Roy's List of Stomatopods for the Aquarium



    Good Luck
     
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    thanks! could a peacock possibly live in a 29 gallon reef with some live rock and zoolanthoids
     
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    Peacocks are best in a tank with only room light. They are one of the ones that are easily damaged by intense light.
     
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