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MMacro
01/30/2017, 12:28 PM
I am beginning to narrow down my choices for what I want to put in my 20L display fuge that is connected to my 150 mixed reef and was looking into a mantis shrimp. What kind of mantis shrimp would be a good fit in a 20L for its entire life? I plan to feed it daily with clams, crabs, and other frozen/live foods.

MMacro
01/30/2017, 12:30 PM
I forgot to add that the lighting above the tank will be a kessil H380 Halo II (purple) if that makes any difference. The tank will also be getting plenty of sunlight during the day if I don't cover it.

Bobbitworm13
01/30/2017, 03:42 PM
Any smasher but chiragra or a peacock should be fine I think, I wouldn't get a tern because of the way they are collected

nmotz
01/30/2017, 03:50 PM
I forgot to add that the lighting above the tank will be a kessil H380 Halo II (purple) if that makes any difference. The tank will also be getting plenty of sunlight during the day if I don't cover it.

I would go with an O. Havanensis, N. Oerstedii, or N. Wennerae. KPaquatics sells all three of those species.

MMacro
01/30/2017, 04:06 PM
Any smasher but chiragra or a peacock should be fine I think, I wouldn't get a tern because of the way they are collected

I would go with an O. Havanensis, N. Oerstedii, or N. Wennerae. KPaquatics sells all three of those species.

Thanks!

MMacro
02/03/2017, 02:24 PM
Where would be the best place to buy these?

Bobbitworm13
02/03/2017, 02:39 PM
Kpaquatics carries them but they are seasonal, I wouldn't expect any until May or June probably

MMacro
02/03/2017, 03:47 PM
Kpaquatics carries them but they are seasonal, I wouldn't expect any until May or June probably

Thanks!

MMacro
02/03/2017, 09:35 PM
I will be ordering on off of TBS tonight!

Hadla
02/04/2017, 12:53 PM
Kpaquatics carries them but they are seasonal, I wouldn't expect any until May or June probably

Thanks, was wondering when they'd be available

MMacro
02/05/2017, 03:15 AM
Just ordered one off of TBS. Ill post pictures when he gets here!
Is there a difference in size/behavior/etc between males and females?

Hadla
02/05/2017, 05:22 PM
Just curious, what's tbs?

MMacro
02/05/2017, 08:42 PM
Just curious, what's tbs?

Tampa bay saltwater

Hadla
02/06/2017, 08:14 AM
Thanks :)

MMacro
02/06/2017, 10:32 AM
The little dude should be in tomorrow. I have a huge variety of food lined up for him when hes ready to start eating. Ill update as time goes on.

MMacro
02/07/2017, 07:43 PM
Hes here! He is super cute!
Ill try to post pictures soon.

MMacro
02/10/2017, 12:32 PM
The mantis is still doing great! I will try to take pictures when he starts to feel a little more comfortable.

Huge thanks to Richard from Tampa Bay Saltwater! He genuinely cares about the creatures that he sends out to us. I would not hesitate to buy from him again.