Peacock Mantis Shrimp Anyone?

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I've heard these are difficult to find on a regular basis. Probably best to keep searching all the online websites regularly and contact your LFS and special request one... then, they can keep watching their wholesalers.
 

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I too was looking for a couple months online. I put a few feelers out to LFS in the area and a "Notify Me" on Liveaquaria

I finally got notified four months later on Liveaquaria, I didn't see the email until two hours after it was sent, Peacock Mantis had already sold. Saw the same on Diver's Den, within the hour it was sold.

Ended up calling all fish stores around me and found one---only one--- 2.5hrs away. Little bigger than I wanted to start with, but took the plunge.

She just had her first molt, only a few days being shy but came out healthy and with much more color.
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if you don’t mind me asking, where are you located and how much did you pay?

I'm near Columbus Ohio, and picked her up in Ashland Kentucky for $130. They said it would have been $90 if she was smaller sized, if that helps any.

None of my local places could get one, this was right before the Coronavirus lock down.
 

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Geez.... the most I ever paid was $50 for an almost full grown one... how big was it?

Full size right around 6".

I thought $130 was a little pricy, but that seems to be the going rate. Other stores were quoting $80 in my area but could not get one in.

I would be willing to pay more for one, considering the kind of specimen these are.
 
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My LFS has 2 nice ones at $69.99 each
 

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This is not a peacock but an Odontodactylus japonicus. I got it in the beginning of April.
It’s a big one. 6.5” to 7”.
First 2 pics are when I first got it and last is the tank I built for it.


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Which store in Michigan had one of these in? Curious as I'd like to visit such a place. Tropicorium in Romulus, Preuss Pets in Lansing, and Sea World in Roseville have been my go-to
Stingray Bay, about 5 minutes from Sea World... small LFS but always usually have good quality fish.. They usually have the best prices in town. Lots of variety of dry and frozen food too. Greg the owner had an unfortunate incident with palytoxin poisoning that got one of his eyes. Now it's severly damaged. Another lfs worth visiting also is Oceans and Seas. About a minute or 2 away from Seaworld. I've also seen them have Mantis shrimps but not at the great price.
 

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Which store in Michigan had one of these in? Curious as I'd like to visit such a place. Tropicorium in Romulus, Preuss Pets in Lansing, and Sea World in Roseville have been my go-to
Stingray Bay, about 5 minutes from Sea World... small LFS but always usually have good quality fish.. They usually have the best prices in town. Lots of variety of dry and frozen food too. Greg the owner had an unfortunate incident with palytoxin poisoning that got one of his eyes. Now it's severly damaged. Another lfs worth visiting also is Oceans and Seas. About a minute or 2 away from Seaworld. I've also seen them have Mantis shrimps but not at the great price.

I’ll have to check there. My friend actually does the ordering at Preuss and she said they’re having a hard time getting anything in. Do you know if stingray bay can get in other species like a purple spot?
 

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I’ll have to check there. My friend actually does the ordering at Preuss and she said they’re having a hard time getting anything in. Do you know if stingray bay can get in other species like a purple spot?
I'm not sure but you can always call and ask for Greg the owner. I was there a week ago and they had a female peacock mantis but the price $89.99. So I guess I got lucky.
 
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