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What is the best value place to get corals besides lfs (Online)? I’ve heard some people say my lfs is expensive
Honestly try to find local places bc online is more then likely gonna be a lot more expensive. Or at least that’s what I’ve found.
 
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Honestly try to find local places bc online is more then likely gonna be a lot more expensive. Or at least that’s what I’ve found.
I agree in 99% of the cases. A coral online might be 10$ cheaper but with $30 shipping you wont break even unless you buy a lot
 
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Honestly @NoahLikesFish, your brain is an amazing thing. I wish I could count the amount of questions you came up with in the last few days. Keep being excited, it’s a fun hobby. You’ll obviously enjoy it.

You now passed 1000 messages in only a few days. Blows my mind lol.
 

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Discus have great personality's!
You bet they do! I currently have 7 in my 110g along with some tankmates and my L46 true zebra pleco.
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A nice fish with similar personality for smaller tanks could be a orange chromide, they do the same parental slime feeding and they look very similar
 
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Honestly @NoahLikesFish, your brain is an amazing thing. I wish I could count the amount of questions you came up with in the last few days. Keep being excited, it’s a fun hobby. You’ll obviously enjoy it.

You now passed 1000 messages in only a few days. Blows my mind lol.
I have a question about mantis. Do the gulf types bother fish a lot? I know the big kinds do but people say they don’t and I know someone has gulf mantis with gem tang
 
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btw im prob not gonna be super active in the summer because of seeing family and stuff but when I have more free time being unused I should be able to post about my tank build though
 

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I have a question about mantis. Do the gulf types bother fish a lot? I know the big kinds do but people say they don’t and I know someone has gulf mantis with gem tang
The answer is “maybe”. Any mantis no matter what the size will go after a fish if they feel like it.

You have two kinds, a spearing mantis and a mashing mantis. Spearing Mantis will definitely go after fish, that’s what they hunt.

A smasher mantis will mainly stick to crustaceans, ( crabs, snails, clams etc.) But if it felt like punching a fish, it just might. If you have a smasher mantis with fish, it “might” be ok. But don’t get upset if the mantis one days decides to punch a fish because it got too close to it’s den or something.
 

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To give you an idea, I have a peacock mantis, which is a large smasher mantis. The mantis tank mates are 4 damsels. There use to be 5 until he decided to punch it. The mantis didn’t even eat it, it left it for the hermit crabs. But he seems to get alone with the other 4 damsels. No idea why. Just a personally thing.
 

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I have a question about mantis. Do the gulf types bother fish a lot? I know the big kinds do but people say they don’t and I know someone has gulf mantis with gem tang
That person must be incredibly rich to risk keeping a gem tang with a mantis. Mantis are opportunistic predators, which means they will kill and eat fish if they are able to. That's not very easy, especially for smashers, so it won't happen very often, but it can happen at any time.

So the question you have to ask yourself is this: Do you want a mantis shrimp badly enough that you are willing to risk losing a fish to it?
 
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