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13caljr
10/02/2017, 12:20 AM
I read somewhere that mantis shrimp begin to take on the color of their surroundings as they molt. Is this true? And would it be safe for me to encourage the color green by using some green gravel mixed in with my crushed Coral substrate for a peacock mantis tank. Will this work?

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Gonodactylus
10/02/2017, 03:17 PM
Only certain species change color to match their background. The species that does this the most is Pseudosquilla ciliata Given green plants and bright, broad spectrum lighting, they will turn green often with a light racing stripe down the back.

Roy