Jestersix

Finally Caught It

ddrueckh

Supporting Member
I have tried to catch a mantis shrimp, that has been in my tank for over a year, many times in the past. I tried bottle traps with shrimp and fish pieces with no success. I recently dropped a whole clam into my tank for a new Copperband to pick at and guess who immediately ran over to grab a piece. I rarely see the mantis so this was a big surprise. Today, I thought why not try a clam in a bottle trap...less than 10 minutes later the mantis was trapped! If anyone wants the shrimp, it is looking for a new home.

 
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IOnceWasLegend

Supporting Member
I don't know if I can say I'm *jealous* you had a mantis shrimp in your tank, but they are by far the coolest critters out there! It's one of my 'reefing goals' to keep a mantis shrimp species tank in the future, haha.

Can't take it, but good luck rehoming it. :)
 

ddrueckh

Supporting Member
It is a very cool critter but I think it has been responsible for the disappearance of a number of fish over the years. I do find the popping noises it makes at night entertaining.
 
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