OMG!!! what's this in my tank?

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  1. amino

    amino Member

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    hello guys
    i've been hearing clicking noise for about 8 month , then i understood something like a worm was in my tank and i have lost some turbo snails and a red flam fish which i have never found its body even on overflow or under rocks,so i set a trap and i got this creature .please take a look at these photos and tell me what is this ? is it the reason of disappearance of my fish and snails ?

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  2. Sierra_Bravo

    Sierra_Bravo Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Mantis shrimp - good job catching it. They're smart and quick as heck.
     
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  3. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Cool! You got a mantis shrimp! They're definitely predatory, and they'll take out anything they can eat. But still a super cool find! Lots of hobbyists keep them in nano tanks dedicated to them.
     
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    Do not stick your finger by them it will hurt bad.
     
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  5. nautical_nathaniel

    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    You caught something by accident that many reefers will tear their entire tank apart trying to get out! Good work! :D

    Also, I think it would make good fish bait if you intend on getting rid of it ;)
     
  6. S-t-r-e-t-c-h

    S-t-r-e-t-c-h Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Ocala Reef Club Member

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    Nooooo!

    Bring him to a LFS if anything. If you have a refugium, put him into retirement there. Too cool...
     
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  7. Sierra_Bravo

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    So now that you got it. . .what are you planning to do with it?

    Suggestions:
    • Start a small nano or pico to keep him in. They are very entertaining and there are lots of videos online of mantis shrimp kept in a species tank.
    • Let him reside in your sump/fuge
    • See if your LFS will take him on trade
    • Offer him up for sale or trade online - there are people who I'm sure would take him off your hands
     
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    Yup cool find. Very cool.

    I would set up tank for it, or find another hobbyist that wants one, or put it in the sump.

    They are really quite intelligent for inverts.
     
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    rockstarta78 Well-Known Member

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    That thing would get bigger and eat everything it can get hold of. But that looks really cool. You could setup a small nano tank just for this guy.
     
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  10. nautical_nathaniel

    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    ;Hilarious I was just joking!

    My girlfriend would never let me do that if we found one in my tank, it would have it's own tank and probably be named within minutes haha
     
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  11. amino

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    o guys thank you so much i'll pro
    yeh now i just saw some video in youtube and planing to setup a nano tank for this animal.
     
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    SUMP MONSTER :)
     
  13. Sierra_Bravo

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    Awesome - keep us posted with updates! :)
     
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    Great find. :)
     
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    Cool!
     
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    Pretty mean from what I’ve seen/heard. Be careful
     
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    Totally awesome.
    You can send it to me, I'd be more then happy to take it off your hands. ;)
     
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    Depending on species they turn into real pets like puppies. Mine would come to the glass all excited when he saw me waiting for food or treats. Very personable critters. I'd love to accidently find a tiny one again
     
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    xaflatoonx Well-Known Member

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    super cool... can you explain what kinda trap you set up and how was the process of catching him?
    thats a cool story to share.
     
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    What kind of trap did you set?
     
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