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Trying to figure out what to do with this Mantis Shrimp...

Now I really want to keep a smaller tank (after I move next year) for a BTA, 2 clownfish and that shrimp, however I know that shrimp probably shouldn't be in a thin glass tank or if they can be kept with clownfish? And also not sure how I'd catch it to move into another tank or to sell it.
It's been in there 6-7 months and I've seen it twice now, all within 2 weeks time.
I may just have to keep the 50 cube?!
 
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Trying to figure out what to do with this Mantis Shrimp...

Now I really want to keep a smaller tank (after I move next year) for a BTA, 2 clownfish and that shrimp, however I know that shrimp probably shouldn't be in a thin glass tank or if they can be kept with clownfish? And also not sure how I'd catch it to move into another tank or to sell it.
It's been in there 6-7 months and I've seen it twice now, all within 2 weeks time.
I may just have to keep the 50 cube?!
i like that idea... :)
 

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Trying to figure out what to do with this Mantis Shrimp...

Now I really want to keep a smaller tank (after I move next year) for a BTA, 2 clownfish and that shrimp, however I know that shrimp probably shouldn't be in a thin glass tank or if they can be kept with clownfish? And also not sure how I'd catch it to move into another tank or to sell it.
It's been in there 6-7 months and I've seen it twice now, all within 2 weeks time.
I may just have to keep the 50 cube?!
There was a poll recently and nobody rogered up that they had actually Had or Seen a smasher mantis break glass so I have my doubts, not too its ability, but It's constitution to do so.

I have seen a few YouTube aquarists who made sure to have eggcrate at the bottom of there cube then a few inches of sand. In theory, it can't transfer from snap to plastic to glass.

I say if that's that plan, make it the plan. A couple clown friends didn't be a problem.

As for catching it, can you offer it a new PVC den that you can remove with it in there?
 

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There was a poll recently and nobody rogered up that they had actually Had or Seen a smasher mantis break glass so I have my doubts, not too its ability, but It's constitution to do so.

I have seen a few YouTube aquarists who made sure to have eggcrate at the bottom of there cube then a few inches of sand. In theory, it can't transfer from snap to plastic to glass.

I say if that's that plan, make it the plan. A couple clown friends didn't be a problem.

As for catching it, can you offer it a new PVC den that you can remove with it in there?

Just a sheet of acrylic should do it under the sand.
 

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There was a poll recently and nobody rogered up that they had actually Had or Seen a smasher mantis break glass so I have my doubts, not too its ability, but It's constitution to do so.

I have seen a few YouTube aquarists who made sure to have eggcrate at the bottom of there cube then a few inches of sand. In theory, it can't transfer from snap to plastic to glass.

I say if that's that plan, make it the plan. A couple clown friends didn't be a problem.

As for catching it, can you offer it a new PVC den that you can remove with it in there?
That's great information thanks.
I'll do some more reading.
Great idea, making a den. I'll probably have to bait it, seems simple enough.

Setup would be minimalist, No coral, 2 galaxy clarkii, 1 or 2 BTA and that mantis shrimp.
WC every 8 weeks.
 
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That's great information thanks.
I'll do some more reading.
Great idea, making a den. I'll probably have to bait it, seems simple enough.

Setup would be minimalist, No coral, 2 galaxy clarkii, 1 or 2 BTA and that mantis shrimp.
WC every 8 weeks.

My lfs has angler currently, small, I so want to get it for the puddle but not sure how smart the pink streak wrasse is. ;)
 
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Spam Photo of my intruder , waits for me to feed via turkey baster lol starting to have no fear then will eventually use net/food to get em out
I'm not positive what I'm looking at but it looks pretty cool!
 
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Plywood build coming soon???
heck no ,cost of wood... o_O concrete ,pool paint...;)never rule anything out round here...:rolleyes:
 
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Mantis shrimp on right side of nem lol
Aww it's just a baby!

If the time comes that you decide to take it out let me know.

When does the wedding planning turn into a wedding?
 

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Aww it's just a baby!

If the time comes that you decide to take it out let me know.

When does the wedding planning turn into a wedding?
In august :D next year lol all the major stuff is done and paid for !! Just little things now and I’ll let ya kno
 
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