Mantis Shrimp Manor

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I don't think that it would work with Cichlids. Mollies, Guppies and Platys are usually found in tropical brackish locations so can take the change to pure salt water.

I also noticed this morning that the pregnant females no longer appeared pregnant so will be inspecting for fry in the rear chambers later this evening
Maybe they will have another batch which will fare better after they’ve been more acclimatised. I find the females look huge and struggle to move so just sit at the bottom before they are going to give birth. Maybe they ate the babies? Next batch you may be able to save some :)


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Maybe they will have another batch which will fare better after they’ve been more acclimatised. I find the females look huge and struggle to move so just sit at the bottom before they are going to give birth. Maybe they ate the babies? Next batch you may be able to save some :)


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So all the guppies now reside in chamber 2 of the AIO section, i think i spot some babies as well in there or could be poop not sure at this stage. I need to get some craft mesh to cover the weir so this doesnt happen again, so temporarily they'll have to stay there

Ammonia seems to have bottomed out and nitrates are out 40 currently so will test before the weekend and do a water change to bring them to 10.  Might also dose ammonia to 2ppm and see where the tank is after 24 hours, will catch the guppies before this in the old water from WC

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I've not forgotten this thread, just taking it super, super slow


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They’re full of character. You’ll love it. You can see it thinking, and they’re stunning in the right lighting. You’ll hear it’s clicks from the next room.  :D
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They also have some of the best and most complicated eyes in the animal kingdom. They have multiple pupils per eye, you can see them moving around. They can see way beyond our visible spectrum right into X-ray spectrum iirc. Watch some YouTube vids like from MentalFloss on mantis eyes. They’re amazing. And the cavitation caused by their supersonic click is hotter than the surface of the sun. Lots of records broken by mantis shrimp.
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They also have some of the best and most complicated eyes in the animal kingdom. They have multiple pupils per eye, you can see them moving around. They can see way beyond our visible spectrum right into X-ray spectrum iirc. Watch some YouTube vids like from MentalFloss on mantis eyes. They’re amazing. And the cavitation caused by their supersonic click is hotter than the surface of the sun. Lots of records broken by mantis shrimp.

Yeah ive been ever so sloghtly obsessed with them since getting ibto the hobby. I originally though i had one in my live rock but it turned out to be a pistol shrimp. Thankfully the one i should get is not a peacock mantis as i would need a much larger tank, on my way to fetch some macro for the tank for the shrimps arrival tomorrow. Excired and nervous at the same time

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Oh yeah, it's pistol shrimp that do the cavitation click isn't it, mantis have hammers. I'm sure I recall my mantis clicking though.  :damn:
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Oh yeah, it's pistol shrimp that do the cavitation click isn't it, mantis have hammers. I'm sure I recall my mantis clicking though.  :damn:

Yeah the smashers still do the cavitation trick, some species can actually make light from the force of the blow which is amazing and also a bit  :scared: mostly they use that to make tunnels in rocks or branching corals. Also for cracking food items or scaring away predators. The bigger mantis shrimps blows are equal force of a 0.22 bullet

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Looking forward to this one @Ratvan

Do you know what species of shrimp it is? I looked up 'green mantis' and there were a few quite different ones.
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Looking forward to this one @Ratvan

Do you know what species of shrimp it is? I looked up 'green mantis' and there were a few quite different ones.

I hope to know when it gets here at 4pm. Its either a G. Smithii or G. Viridis. Will have to ID by its meral spot if i can and if its a suitable size

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Its teeny tiny, probably about half an inch long so no idea what type it is current but man, i love it already

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Currently playing peek a boo with a shrimp

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Man, that's the cutest little dude haha  <3
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