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ahhhh manitis shrrimp found!!!!!

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I just found a mintisis srimp in my tank or so I think the things that swimm rely fast and try to beat its preay to death with its club like claws that one will it hurt the octo? it is farly small half an inch maby scarry green and 2 big eyes
 

cthulhu77

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not good tankmates...one will end up eating the other, most likely...
 

Mikey

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You must have good eyes to find a mantis of that size the the tank - are you sure it is not just an amphipod of some type? Some look very much mantis "like".

Have a quick looky HERE first and let us know what you think.
 
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it sure isnt that Mantis shrimp looks like this only green not good I will fish him out in the morning and see what I can do my tank lights are out and its realy late

MESSAGE FROM NANCY - Clownfish, you need to edit this post. Your links can't be included in this way - you need to click on the image that looks like a little globe (Insert Hyperlink) when you're writing your message and follow instructions to set up link.
 

Mikey

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Fix those links so we can have a look. And dont son anything hasty - there no reason why anything should be taken out of the tank to suffer these days.

If indeed it is a mantis, there are people who keep them (like me) and set up a tank of their own for them!
 

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I fixed the link for you Clownfish.

As Nancy says, use the Hyperlink button found in the 'go advanced' posting section.

And as far as the Mantis, let me echo Mike's suggestion and say that you could go far worse than setting up a small 5 gallon tank just for the mantis, they can be great fun!
 
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I found one in my 50...If you need tips on getting it out...This is what I did.

On the rare occasion that you see it, it willscurry into a rock when it sees you. Try to slowly take that rock out. And to get it out of the rock, Dip it in freshwater. It jumps right out...
 
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I need to do a little surch today because I rearanged the rocks to put another decoration in (my octopus had few places to hide when I took the decor out) sorry about the link Ill use the other way now
 

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