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dawson1
01/18/2017, 10:44 AM
Any help with ID be great, I take it he a slasher https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170118/fc2222842e21ad37c0c38f9596d404b4.jpg

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Will get some better pictures later left him in the bag due to having to go to work for a few hours will release him when I'm back, plus icy any1 has some idea for making him his own little den be great?? Cheers he only small about 2.5 / 3 inches but the shop give me him


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Bobbitworm13
01/18/2017, 10:57 AM
nice mantis. do you know where he came from, that would help with id as well as pics of his smashers so we can see the meral spot.

dawson1
01/18/2017, 11:18 AM
I don't mate, he was found at the TMC wholesalers, in a coral and I'd asked my local shop to grab me 1, he rang me today and said he got it I will try get some better pics when I get in, what's best to do for a home for him as he didn't come with anything


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Bobbitworm13
01/18/2017, 01:22 PM
a u-shaped pvc pipe, 1 to 1-1/2 inch diameter pvc pipe is what most people use. what do you plan to feed him

dawson1
01/18/2017, 03:31 PM
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I used to feed my last 1 Scollops and muscles, I'm gonna do his little cave tomoz, let's hope he doesn't get my hand lol


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nmotz
01/18/2017, 10:24 PM
That species won't need PVC but you can use it if you prefer. Looks like G. Falcatus but that's just a guess as the pictures don't reveal a lot of key details. I bet if you have a 1-2" sand bed and some rock he'll do just fine burrowing around in that.

dawson1
01/18/2017, 10:38 PM
Excellent there loads of rock and sand about 2 inches so hopefully he should be happy [emoji1360][emoji1360][emoji1360]


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dawson1
01/19/2017, 06:19 AM
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Need to order some new lights, more live rock and some decent corals only been running a few weeks so gonna leave it now to pick up some decent bacteria and start to shine, water dirty as just had my hands in there. [emoji57], I can hear him banging away


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dawson1
01/19/2017, 06:21 AM
He wants to do a u turn pronto[emoji23][emoji23]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170119/c490dd3bfa4bba0f6f9c1deee6a20829.png


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