Hello world! I'm just starting off in the sw world and would really appreciate some experience from those that have tried the forbidden path that is having fish with the famous smashing mantis shrimp. I've read a lot of mixed information which is why I really want to hone in on who has personal experience on the matter. Now some information on myself. Again, I'm totally new to sw aquatics. Honestly became interested in reefing from the peacock mantis so I'm starting what I see as fairly big with a 110g tank. I do feel like there would be a higher success rate given I have a larger tank for the mantis and not so much like 20g which seems to be the average mantis tank size. I do plan on having a larger amount of surface area with im thinking maybe 2 inches of sediment with a pvc cave for the mantis as well. I would really love to have tangs (which I have researched a bit), mocha clowns (still learning), soft corals, torch corals (gotta have goals) and of course the mantis in the tank. An idea of mine was perhaps incorporating an isolation box if I were to have the mantis in first then add fish? Though from what I understand is that its best to add the more passive fish first then leading to the more aggressive which I feel would lead to adding the mantis last. Another factor which could help lead to success is keeping the mantis well fed with likely a well stocked CUC given I will have a 110g. In the the end, I would love to have the mantis incorporated with my reef tank but if history and experience says otherwise then I may just have to wait on getting that smasher lol. Again I would really appreciate all of your feedback on what you guys think the best route would be for putting the unintentional sacrificial fish with a mantis.