View Full Version : Beginner Mantis Shrimp Care guide?

08/29/2016, 10:17 AM
Hello all,
I've been talked into getting a mantis shrimp, but I'd thought that there would be a care taking guide here, but there's very little resources here. I only have a 20g, and I don't know anything from feeding to lighting. I'm going to do a google search, but I was just hoping that there was already a guide here.

08/29/2016, 04:09 PM
Welcome, you've come to the right place looking for information. As far as a guide, well, it depends on which species you want. For most species, just set up a stable tank like you would for any fish, coral, or other invertebrate, and you'll be fine. If you want a Peacock mantis, that's a slightly different story, but a 20G tank isn't large enough for a mantis that size anyway.

Here's a video I made that talks about mantis shrimp care. It's focused on Peacocks, but you will still learn a few things: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27ejOxSlTQY

If you have any other questions, just ask and we'll help you out.