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Green mantis shrimp

Ghost

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Green Mantis Shrimp, Gonodactylellus viridis fairly cryptic, but cool. Smasher mantis. Doesn't bother corals but the same can't be said of other reef inhabitants. Located in San Mateo,


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MolaMola

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Hmm. I had a live rock hitchhiker red mantis for awhile when I set up a tank. It was awesome and entertaining but I do not currently have a setup ready. Do you have it isolated? Does it come out or stay hidden unless being fed?
 

Ghost

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Yes, isolated. Like I said it's quite cryptic. I would see him every now and then poking his head out of caves. Rarely would I see him fully out of the cave walking around.
 

MolaMola

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I could set up a 20g long tank with sand and a rocky hideout (and PVC?) for this guy but would need to cycle it and refresh myself on what his needs are. I thought he needed a big tank but maybe I'm mistaken. I once had a mantis shrimp in a glass tank and he never smashed it. I am not sure how often he needs to eat and could not feed him weekends and parts of school breaks. Has anyone already expressed interest?
 

Corallus

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I was holding off responding to let @MolaMola have first chance at this guy, but if it doesn’t work out for her, I’d be happy to home it. I had a little mantis (haptosquilla glyptocercis) for a couple of years, and really liked it. I work in south San Francisco, so it’s pretty convenient for me to come by.
 
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MolaMola

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I was holding off responding to let @MolaMola have first chance at this guy, but if it doesn’t work out for her, I’d be happy to home it. I had a little mantis (haptosquilla glyptocercis) for a couple of years, and really liked it. I work in south San Francisco, so it’s pretty convenient for me to come by.
My plate is overflowing right now and while it was exciting to get down a tank to start prepping for a mantis shrimp, I think I feel relieved you will give it a good home!
 

Patio

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Mantis! Very cool! Made me go look up some of my old photos on reefcentral. I kept one for a year and had a 2nd pico tank where i housed snails and crabs to feed it from. Could not find picks of the shrimp but i think it was a Smith's mantis (clubber).

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