what the hell is this

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    OceanCrazy1

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    hey guys, i don't know where it came from but this morning i saw it in my tank.
    i hope some one can help, is it bad?
     

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    ZyberGoby Because I'm clever VIP Member

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    what are we looking at I just see rocks? any specific place discription? also could you grab a better photo by chance that may help us see what your seeing
     
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    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

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    Same here, I dont see anything but rock and sand...
     
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    FishyReef Broke Reefer!

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    If your talking about that long dark thing on the sand near the bottom right corner of the picture, my guess is that its a bristleworm - looks a little like a centipede - they are good guys. If you're talking about something else, then yes we need far more info to spot it in the photo you posted!
     
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    Yeah, I have no clue what I'm looking at...sorry.
     
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    Maybe a mantis shrimp lol
     
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    i see something under the rock but I can't get a good visual on it.
     
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    this is what i'm talking about
     

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    Looks like a mantis, but its not clear enough to tell for sure.
     
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    a dark shadow
     
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    ZyberGoby Because I'm clever VIP Member

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    yeah the shape does kind of look like a Mantis but I cant really tell. to test this out I'd say get a piece of shrimp put it on a bamboo kabob skewer and move it around by it if it attacks and takes it HELLO lovely Mantis friend :D. then your next options will be keep it and build the beautiful Mantis a lovely home or catch it and sell it to Dana :D hahahaha or bring it to your LFS if they tank in thing like that for credit.

    But again cant really tell from the photo. So i say do the test or get/build a trap. just remember Mantis shrimp are super smart if the trap fails they wont fall for it again. Also use caution when dealing with them even small there punch hurts like hell and if they spear you that will bloody kill.... So I have heard.
     
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    FishyReef Broke Reefer!

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    +1 Kurt
     
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