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How do I get the sucker out he is in a hole on a big rock with zoes and acros attached help?
 

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You can try a Mantis trap...

Or you can flush him out with cold carbonated water in a turkey baster...

Be careful, they are known to split a person's finger wide open...
 

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I got him out with a stick and he grabbed it and scared the crap out of me,then he ran back in.
 

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I would seriously consider the use of a large bore shotgun:funny:

Sorry, I know this is no joking matter........

I would probably just freak out and stare at my tank for days wondering what to do.
 

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Can you take the rock out of the water? That is how I got mine out. I saw him in a rock that was "somewhat" easy to get out of the tank. I then took the rock out and hit the rock on the ground and he fell out.
 

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If it will fit in a 5 gallon bucket, fill the bucket with tank water and try and work on the mantis on there.... That way if you can get him out of the rock, he'll fall to the bottom of the bucket and you can pull the rock out quickly....
 

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Stuck a peice of meat in his hole he went in to munch I had the rock cleared out so I could yank it fast first time he fell out went back in tank second time my wife held a net over the hole so he couldnt make a run for it,he fell out when I slung the rock to the table and my wife screamed :)
 

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what mess she has forgotten all about that :) heres another shot
he is responsible for about 50 snail deaths!
 

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that is totally awesome!!! too bad they are bad news.

where do they come from? hitchhike in on live rock?
 
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