View Full Version : Peacock mantis shrimp?

05/02/2017, 08:16 PM
I recently had a shrimp sold to me as Odontodactylus scyllarus, However I now have a suspicion that it is instead Gonodactylaceus ternatensis. I just would like to make sure it is indeed a peacock (the shrimp is only two inches long so far, and has found a hole in the live rock where he fits comfortably and has widened it, as well as connecting it to another hole via a tunnel.) The photo shown is of him during acclimation.

05/03/2017, 04:01 AM
Nope, not a peacock, sorry :/

05/03/2017, 06:24 AM
Male - G.ternatensis

I commonly call them "False Peacocks"

05/03/2017, 09:53 AM
Prettier than a peacock imo!

05/03/2017, 06:10 PM
Yeah, today before I was able to check this he was out and I got a good view of his meral spots, but thank you all anyways. However I've grown to attached to him so I am going to get a 15-20 gallon for him, as the current tank of is pretty much a peacock only set up. Then I will get a peacock for the tank, this time I will double check before I buy.

P.s, his name is Mr. Cuddles, as he has such a tender and loving personality ;)

05/03/2017, 06:22 PM
Are you in the us?

05/03/2017, 09:11 PM
lol. Perfect name.

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Mr. Manty
05/04/2017, 05:26 AM
Make vids of you interacting with him! I am curious of this species.

05/04/2017, 06:13 PM
Make vids of you interacting with him! I am curious of this species.

I will probably make videos at some point, however I can tell you he is very feisty. If I walk by he will exit his burrow about an inch, flare out his antennal scales, and show his meral spots. It is rather intimidating, even from behind glass. While I haven't gotten a photo yet of this exact pose, I do have a photo of him threatening me while he was out hunting yesterday afternoon http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f337/ninjadog360/2017050395124230_zpskxcaomux.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/user/ninjadog360/media/2017050395124230_zpskxcaomux.jpg.html)

05/31/2017, 05:36 PM
False Peacock but def a Mantis hard to tell when they are 2" but nope...

06/02/2017, 09:07 AM
Another coral head down!