Omg! Omg! Omg!!!!

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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Thats a real good sign of havin one.
     
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    wonderful. :( but ive never even seen it! haha that might also explain the disappearance of my peppermint shrimp.. who i replaced today :) also added 5 astreas and a colony of daisies :)
     
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    Hey yote, isn't there a difference in the click pattern between mantis and pistol? I thought the pistols click once, but the mantis can have several clicks in quick succession. Or is it the other way around?
     
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    Do these guys come as hitchers or what? Everyone has seem to have had one...i kinda like em ina weird way they are very pretty
     
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    oh i love the things but only if i had a separate tank haha... ive never ever seen a trace of one in my tank but i have been hearing the clicking lately.. :(
     
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    Ya, they hide in the rock.... deep down in the nooks and crannies.
    The farther down they can go the longer they can survive because it stays wet.
     
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    If it's in the ocean there's a chance of getting it as a hitchhiker. People have gotten everything from mantis and pistol shrimps, snails, urchins, and starfish to fish and octos
     
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    Dana42078 Dana

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    WOW! Thats crazy...i still want one =) Whats the smallest tank they could survive in?
     
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    ive seen emon display at my lfs in 1-3 gallons.... they usually have the same one for a few months so its not even just a temp tank.. id assume theyd do fine in something small though,
     
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    It really depends on the type, some only get to be about 1-2 in. But others get as big as 6-12 in
     
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    I was referring to the peacock ones i didn't know if you could keep the big ones. The peacock mantis which is my favorite for the colours seems to do well insmall ones :)
     
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    This one is 2"
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Your thinking right Dennis.Mantis can hit 3 to 4 times a second if they need to.A pistol will usually just get a couple of clicks in a minute.
    The sound is a tad bit different to.Where a mantis has more of click,a pistol will sound more like a pop.
     
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    That was a nice catch.
     
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    Cottonwood Lets move to Basketball..

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    So I'm very new...but whats the problem with having it in your tank? Will it eat your fish and stuff? Kinda cool looking I think!
     
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    Yeah they are predators. They will eat anything they can catch.
     
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    crap, i forgot this guy is still sitting in a cup in my spare bedroom. :lol:
     
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    :shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock:

    Now that's just cruel.
     
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    I cleaned my skimmer out this evening along with some of the area around it and found several brittle stars that had managed to escape the Picasso Trigger, but I also thing I found three of these little mantis shrimp. They were very small but looked like the one in the pic. I decided to err on the side of caution and left them in the dirty water I tossed. I was able to save about 5 brittle stars though!
     
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    They all passed thru the skimmer pump? And lived in the poop water?
     
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