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HKPal
01/26/2016, 05:11 AM
Yo. my Mantis here for two months and molted successfully.
As i can't post before, just trying to see if i can post before uploading some lovely pictures.

HKPal
01/26/2016, 05:15 AM
i would like to ask if this is
Pseudosquilla ciliata?

The following pictures i took at Lately November 2015.

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/22/e60290cc421f96224f8e0e829183bc05.jpg

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/22/39b24f4696ac5c3295324815205f7cfe.jpg

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/22/8d041dfe1fe4d4d6f0fd88d72de434ae.jpg

nmotz
01/26/2016, 09:57 AM
Sorry man, can't see the pictures on my end

EI Gringo
01/26/2016, 12:01 PM
Yes pseudosquilla Ciliata 100%

Calappidae
01/26/2016, 04:56 PM
It's P. ciliata

You can tell not only from the coloration and claw function, but the checker board pattern in it's eyes.

Hadla
01/26/2016, 06:01 PM
Wow! Wish mine was orange yellow! She blends in with the live rock

EI Gringo
01/27/2016, 04:35 AM
Mine is bright yellow and very large now

HKPal
01/29/2016, 01:49 AM
Mine is bright yellow and very large now

i just got this for a few months, so, it's only around 7~8cm.

HKPal
01/29/2016, 01:52 AM
After molt, it become more bright yellow

https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/t31.0-8/12496072_10206981262422482_5065648862082436191_o.jpg

PS. top is current, bottom taken from Nov15

Calappidae
01/29/2016, 04:51 PM
P. Ciliata changes color each molt to suit it's environment.


I have no idea what maintains their yellowish color. I'd love to find out as it's the only color that doesn't camo with their environment.

EI Gringo
01/31/2016, 03:16 AM
I'm tempted to see that water depth and light intensity makes a difference because when introduced into an aquarium they tend to go yellow like this so maybe the lighter they are the brighter the enclosure? Idk

HKPal
02/03/2016, 04:09 AM
I'm tempted to see that water depth and light intensity makes a difference because when introduced into an aquarium they tend to go yellow like this so maybe the lighter they are the brighter the enclosure? Idk

LoL, i really light quite a lot.
They are in my office, therefore, the office light most the time are on, and i light the brighten LED over 8 hours per day (when i m working). and sometime, i will switch to blue LED.

My tank
https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12631314_10207073370165118_1847214714185031878_n.jpg?oh=bdd3e2a5dd31f0eff2772d40bb4f1d29&oe=57292C27

nmotz
02/03/2016, 10:13 AM
You'll want to be careful about that divider. Mantis shrimp are escape artists! But some people have had success with them so if it's well attached it may not be a problem.

HKPal
02/04/2016, 12:44 AM
You'll want to be careful about that divider. Mantis shrimp are escape artists! But some people have had success with them so if it's well attached it may not be a problem.

Because my new mantia so small, so i put in the divider, but yesterdaysl, i move the fish to right side, and the new mantia to the left side, without divider....

Just look few days to see if they comfotable with the setting...

csb123
02/14/2016, 07:04 PM
That is one pretty gold mantis!