View Full Version : My new mantis tank

Death Shrimp99
11/24/2001, 04:02 PM
I just came home from my LFS with a 6 gallon eclipse. Its made for freshwater and has a bio-weel. Is this sufficent filtration for a mantis? Any of you got one of these?

11/24/2001, 06:43 PM
I currently keep a 2.5" G. platysoma in one of these systems. Works quite well. Just swap the bulb out for a Hagen PowerGlo or AquaGlo (18000K each, PowerGlo is slightly more intense) for nicer color.

11/24/2001, 10:18 PM
Here is one of a philippine smasher. This is a poor picture of a stressed shrimp. They really are beautiful little guys.

11/24/2001, 10:25 PM
Here is a ciliata spearer. This particular one was quite the specimen at almost 4" and about 3/8" thick. I tried posting this picture but got a message from the board saying to look it up under another post I had put up.

Death Shrimp99
11/25/2001, 09:08 AM
Do you have a pic of your philipine mantis in the water? and do you or anyone know its scientific name?

11/25/2001, 11:00 AM
The scientific name is, Gonodactylaceus mutatus. The ciliata is a , Psuedosquilla ciliata. I don't have any pictures of them in water. The philippine is hard to get a photo of, but the ciliata usually has me watching him hunt so intently I forget all about pictures. Since I don't own a digital camera I can't say when I'll have any under pics but I start seeing what I can do.