View Full Version : Free Mantis Shrimp

05/19/2008, 04:26 AM
I caught a small mantis cleaning my tank this weekend and am going to let him go back in the ocean unless someone wants him. He is a little over an inch long. Any Takers?

05/20/2008, 07:37 PM
howdid you catch him; I have one right now that is driving me insane...he ate all my snails and has been nipping at tail fins...

05/20/2008, 08:05 PM
I recommend the use of HE to get rid of all mantis shrimp problems... :-)

05/20/2008, 08:08 PM
Sigh, you ain't lying!!! Heavy Equipemtn seems to be a second consideration, after EOD that is... :)

05/20/2008, 10:27 PM
I actually got lucky and sucked him out when I was syphoning out my tank. I have one that is about three inches that is fairly harmless. He just eats snails and since we have an endless supply of those here I have not tries to catch him. He has not bothered any of my fish. The best way to keep them though is a small nano by themselves, they can actually be very entertaining.