Mantis hitchhiker ID and sump?

George Villasenor

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Found this little guy in a buddies tank, he did not want him, so I bagged him up and I was wondering if I can keep him in my sump? Also, perhaps an ID? Sorry about the photos, done from the phone. If i cant keep the little guy in the sump, I can let him go to anyone that wants him in the northridge area of los angeles.

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I dont see there being a reason he cant be in the sump. Assuming there wont be any other critters in the sump, he gets fed, and you're careful about putting your hands down there
 

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My best guess is Gonodactylaceus falcatus, Philippine Mantis Shrimp. They come in a variety of colors and can even change colors after shedding. It won't get much larger than that. It definitely can and will eat small crabs, shrimps, and other shellfish. The sump should be fine as long as it can't escape and as long as it doesn't have anything you don't want to be dead.
 
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