Mantis in the Nano

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Postby Kev » 2006-01-18 20:29

I am hoping it is a Mantis... good excuse for another tank :lol: As long as it isn't one of the big guys I dont mind too much :P
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Postby Sam » 2006-01-18 22:20

How can you not know if you've got a mantis? :P Can you be lucky and get them when you buy LR?
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Postby Kev » 2006-01-18 22:23

Sam wrote: How can you not know if you've got a mantis? :P Can you be lucky and get them when you buy LR?

Hitchikers... they get past all tank surveilance until they are big enough to scare you off :lol:

No, really, they do come in on LR and some are hardy enough to survive the initial cycle. I suppose I better check to see if it is a Mantis before I add any more frags to the Nano because I sure ain't dismantling it all to get it out :lol:
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Postby Sam » 2006-01-18 22:26

Could you not tempt it out with a bit of food?
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Postby Kev » 2006-01-18 22:32

Mantis shrimps tend to be smarter than that and only come out when the coast is clear... but I do hear the clicking throughout the day so it hust be that or a Pistol Shrimp, more likely a Mantis because it is a clicky sound and not a popping sound. Maybe I will have to wait, would be awesome to have a Mantis though :P
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Postby Surface » 2006-01-18 23:12

Shrimp are sooo very cool. I couldnt keep my eyes off of them today when I was at the store. There was a big red one, looked scarey and I just loved it.
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Postby Sam » 2006-01-18 23:14

Cleaners and fires are nothing compared to Mantises. They're amazing creatures.
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Postby Surface » 2006-01-18 23:19

Cant say as Ive seen one, but Ill take your word for it, and look for one at the store next time Im there. I may have to look into this nanoreef thing. I have an empty 10g and a big new bag of instant ocean. ;)
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Postby Sam » 2006-01-18 23:32

Oh, you just happened to have the ocean salt lying around did you? :P I say go for it! But revise everything first
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Postby Surface » 2006-01-18 23:35

What do you mean "revise" everything first?
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Postby Kev » 2006-01-19 08:21

He means just do a bit of reading up first, just so you know what is going on, etc. You may also find my Articles handy that I am writing for Mick <a href='http://allfishforums.com/index.php?showtopic=405' target='_blank'>here</a> A copy of these will also be going into the Articles forum once they are all completed
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Postby saracen » 2006-01-19 10:00

This may be a little ot....but are the mantis shrimps the ones that have been known to bust tanks?

I seem to have a vague notion that they punch the glass with claws....or I may just have seen too many horror flicks!
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Postby Kev » 2006-01-19 12:46

Yup, thats them lol, but it is only some types... and I can't seem to remember wether it is the 'spearers' or the 'clubbers' that are capable of it, something is telling me it is the 'clubbers' though
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Postby Surface » 2006-01-19 13:05

Thanks for the link Kev, as always I will read up and study before I jump in.

That Mantis sounds cool and scarey (not even thinking of getting one) but anyone got a link, would love to see this critter.
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Postby Kev » 2006-01-19 13:07

My favourite, the Peacock Mantis.....

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<a href='http://www.divegallery.com/Mants2ndvw.htm' target='_blank'>http://www.divegallery.com/Mants2ndvw.htm</a>
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