View Full Version : Mantis ID - Oratosquilla oratoria ?

Mr. Manty
05/03/2017, 01:19 PM
This guy is sitting at my LFS in the sump. I brought a net close to him to agitate him and he struck at it, but couldn't quite tell what his appendages were. Seeing as they lay closely to his body I am guessing he is a spearer. I think he is an Oratosquilla oratoria. Would I be correct?

He is about 4 inches and Im thinking about setting him up in a 10 gallon. He is cheap and I am not super invested in perfect conditions.

05/03/2017, 10:30 PM
Definitely a spearer but not sure on the species. It does look like an Oratosquilla though. Might need Roy to confirm that ID.