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icewater
03/13/2016, 02:37 PM
Am I the only one that feels like they should be putting activities in the tank for your mantis shrimp to do for fun? lol

I was wondering if any of you put things in your tank for the mantis to entertain itself? Like putting a small rubix cube for them to solve or putting colored rocks in the tank for them to put around their space.

I also want to put things in the tank to see what they will do with it. Do you mantis shrimp owners have any suggestions of what I can put in my tank for my mantis to "play" with?

Latrodectus
03/13/2016, 03:41 PM
I doubt the mantis shrimp can solve the rubix cube sorry

Jlentz
03/14/2016, 03:06 AM
I just add handfuls of snails and hermit crabs every other week.

nmotz
03/14/2016, 10:59 PM
I've seen videos of people putting multi-colored dice in the tank. Anything bright and colorful might become a "toy" of sorts. I usually just feed live food and that brings out my Peacock's playful side, haha.

Jlentz
03/15/2016, 03:05 AM
Live food is where it's at.

EI Gringo
03/15/2016, 03:24 AM
I sometimes leave mine a few sudoku puzzles to solve although I find the larger species to be more a fan of crosswords to be honest

travis9791
03/15/2016, 06:54 PM
I say a punching bag.

Jlentz
03/16/2016, 01:42 PM
My LFS just got in tennis ball size turbos.

I put 3 in on Friday, I've been hearing them get hit every once in awhile. So far so good though.

Hadla
03/18/2016, 09:58 PM
I bet Roger could solve a Rubik's cube! Will have to put mine in later...

Hadla
03/18/2016, 10:00 PM
I find the larger species to be more a fan of crosswords to be honest

Just don't let them near your phone! They could run up a bill with those help lines! :lolspin:

EI Gringo
03/19/2016, 03:41 AM
It's ok, mine wouldn't be able to work the touchscreen

Jlentz
03/19/2016, 04:35 AM
Fwiw, it's interesting to put my iPhone into selfie mode and put it up besides the glass like a mirror.

icewater
03/21/2016, 09:23 PM
I sometimes leave mine a few sudoku puzzles to solve although I find the larger species to be more a fan of crosswords to be honest

Lol I sometimes put the NY Times in a bag and put it in his tank for him to read the headlines. Gotta keep my guy informed.

Dinnin
04/17/2016, 07:22 AM
Fwiw, it's interesting to put my iPhone into selfie mode and put it up besides the glass like a mirror.

You don't like your tank glass much eh?

Jlentz
04/19/2016, 09:45 PM
You don't like your tank glass much eh?



90 gal tank. Not really worried. He's only ever hit the tank once and it was because my son was sticking his fingers on the glass.

EI Gringo
04/20/2016, 12:10 PM
Lol I sometimes put the NY Times in a bag and put it in his tank for him to read the headlines. Gotta keep my guy informed.

I make mine fetch the newspaper themselves, I'm a busy man

Betta132
04/29/2016, 01:42 PM
Probably some sort of twisty baby toy would interest a mantis, and they could chop/poke/bash it all they wanted.
Also, if you have a mantis that eats frozen, it might be interesting to give it one of those dog toys that holds onto the food until they figure out how to get it out.

Greybeard
04/29/2016, 03:57 PM
Come on... a mantis shrimp thread without pics?

icewater
05/11/2016, 11:41 AM
I make mine fetch the newspaper themselves, I'm a busy man

Lol.

My G. Chiragra is very into phones and even comes out of his burrow to watch the tv when I play xbox. He prefers Fifa over shooting games. Lol