View Full Version : Rescaping mantis tank

03/23/2017, 12:31 AM
I really want to re-scape my display fuge with my N. wennerae. Hes been in there for a few months now and im afraid that I will stress him out. Is it best to leave it or can I redo the aquascape?

03/23/2017, 07:37 AM
I have the same question. If you do I would get the mantis out first which might be a problem

03/23/2017, 06:09 PM
Yeah I'd take him out and put him in a covered container while you work

04/07/2017, 05:11 PM
Or maybe just keep it in, and put it in a plastic jar with punched lid.

04/08/2017, 11:32 AM
N. wennerae is a species that inhabits rubble in coastal waters and has evolved to survive considerable mechanical disturbance and heavy silt loads in the water. I wouldn't worry too much about disturbing them while working on their tank unless it involves the use of solvents or the release of nitrites or sulfites from stirring up a deep, old sand bed. They are tough stomatopods.


04/10/2017, 04:43 PM
What about a chiragra?

04/10/2017, 05:25 PM
Even tougher.