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I was curious if anyone had a recommendation on how much to feed a peacock mantis that is about 5-6”long. I just got it and was curious what to expect as far as feeding. Thanks
I am curious to see some answers as well... I have kept hermits and astria snails in the tank but my little girl only has one small club and just got that after her molt. I was feeding her a frozen krill or two a day... Then I started tossing a bunch of live ghost shrimp in because she liked chasing em. Now she won't take the frozen krillI was curious if anyone had a recommendation on how much to feed a peacock mantis that is about 5-6”long. I just got it and was curious what to expect as far as feeding. Thanks
Just pull out what doesn’t get eaten after a couple hours to keep the nutrients down. Try again at the next feeding. Eventually it will start eating good.Hi All,
It’s been a little over 24 hrs since my peacock mantis has acclimated to its new tank. Today, I waved a frozen krill in front of it and was gladly accepted. However, less than 1 hour later, it tossed the krill out; it’s half-eaten and was chewed up a bit. The mantis is about 3” long and the krill’s 1” long. The discarded krill was missing its front half. Is this normal behavior for a mantis to eat only half the krill it’s offered? Is krill not the best food type for a mantis?
Is that albino?This mantis is about 7” and I’ve had it about 3 months. The first couple weeks it refused most food offerings but would take some krill here and there. Then it molted. After a few more days of it molting it started accepting everything offered. I feed once a day. Either half a silverside, 2 krill, or clam on half shell. There are also a couple live hermits and astrea snails in the tank and every now and then one will go missing. When they disappear I replace them with more from another tank. I order snails and hermits in bulk from LA for this purpose.