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  1. Crustaceans
    Good Morning!! Me and my husband were wanting to get a Mantis Shrimp. I've personally wanted one for about 4 years now, and my husband has given the okay so I'm excited. I do have some questions, and any additional input that I didn't ask about is greatly appreciated! Is there...
  2. Crustaceans
    I've had this mantis shrimp since January but was never able to ID it. The LFS didn't know either, in fact they only stocked it because they knew I would probably buy it. It lives in the sump and has the "club" raptorial appendages which sometimes wake me up at night when it punches the rocks...
  3. Crustaceans
    Hi, A good friend of mine is looking to buy a pet mantis shrimp after he has moved into his new flat but he's having a lot of trouble finding a place that sells one. I was hoping someone on here would be able to help? It would be preferable if it wasn't too far out from London. Thanks.
  4. Crustaceans
    Hello I've been trying to get hold of some odontodactylus scyllarus here in the UK. I need a few for a long term project (I study Marine Biology) and once finished I will continue taking care of them unless I can find them a bigger/better home (thinking the local national aquarium). I found...
  5. General classifieds
    Up for trade is a 2.5" long mantis shrimp. Was a hitch hiker long ago. Make me a trade offer. Just looking for some inverts: snails, crabs, other non mantis type shrimp... Corals even??? Or???? Ships priority USPS 1 or 2 day... from 97846 zip code
  6. Crustaceans
    Anyone want to take a stab at this?
  7. General Reef Discussion
  8. Nano Reefs
    Hello Nano reefer friends.. I was just given a 10 Gallon Nano from a friend that has had the tank up and running for over a year now. It's clean.. looks good, I'll probably add another couple pieces of LR depending on what I want to do.. In the main part of my house is my 150 Gallon Mixed...
  9. Crustaceans
    well ive had my liverock cycling in my tank for about 3 weeks now and I can still hear these clicks at night. There very random, sometimes in succession so I believe it's a mantis shrimp but I've never see the thing! I want to get rid of it because I don't want it harming my future corals and...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have a peacock mantis shrimp called Barry and have been reading on this forum about lighting being bad for them as can cause shell Rot. Is this true as I have 2 t5s (more blue spectrum) on my 28" deep tank. Although the light doesn't penetrate through the water as would a shallow tank and baz...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    So I've been reading a lot lately on mantis shrimp tanks and I'm starting to fall in love with the little buggers. How ever there's much less info on the different species and which would be best for captive life and being in a smaller tank. I'd be using a 10 gallon with standard filtration...
  12. Crustaceans
    Hi All, First time posting so bear with me! I've been watching videos of mantis shrimp for the past few months and more recently been reading into keeping them. Once convincing the GF that is isn't going to somehow teleport out of the tank and end up in the bed - I'm now determined to get...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So I recently decided that I want to add a 10G sump to my 30G reef tank. I don't really plan on making it into a refugium, just want to add water volume to my system and hang my skimmer, filter, and heater out of the way of my display tank. At the same time, being new to the hobby I'm obsessed...
  14. Reef Fish
    Hi Guys. I have a serious problem... after moving into a bigger tank all my live stock I've noticed ich on my clownfish. It stopped eating and he hides behind the rock in the same spot all the time. Normally it wouldn't be a problem as there's loads of meds to cure ich but..... all of them are...
  15. Crustaceans
    Hello... I just got my new peacock mantis shrimp. I aclimated it properally, and I turned off the light for about 3 hours. Then I turned on my not so bright lights. I noticed that the shrimp was laying on its back, cleaning its eyes and what not. Anyone know what it is doing?
  16. Nano Reefs
    Added more Rock , Crocea Clam, Bicolor angel , Sixline wrasse, peppermint shrimp, chromis the veterans of the cube are Lawnmower blenny, Emerald crab and assorted corals and CUC Gave the clowns the boot after they killed the royal gramma, now its a much more peaceful tank with its new...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I finally got 5kg live rock two days ago and have began cycling my 55g tank with it. I gave the LR a quick freshwater bath, then a good rinse in saltwater before putting it in my tank. I am lucky that I only live 5 minutes drive from my LFS where it had been curing for two weeks prior. I...
  18. Crustaceans
    Hi I have always been facsinated by mantis shrimp and I want a tank. I need to go small 10-30 gallons and I love the colorful species like peacock but I need one that wont get to big, so question 1 What species should I consider? (Smasher type not spear type) I prefer smaller tank so based on...
  19. Crustaceans
    Hey guys i was wondering what you would need to house a peacock/zebra/lime green mantis shrimp? I know they can only be kept alone and a little about there diet but whats the minimum for tank size, rock work, lighting, how often you have to feed them??! :confused::confused::confused:
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys i was wondering what you would need to house a peacock mantis shrimp? I know they can only be kept alone and a little about there diet but whats the minimum for tank size, rock work, lighting, how often you have to feed them??! :help::help::help:
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