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Old 09/15/2018, 11:03 PM   #1
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Greetings! A new mantis shrimp owner

Hello from this mantis I names bruiser! Been doing quite a bit of research for a few years and ended up taking the plung into mantis shrimp owner hood. Iíve been feeding him snails, and it seem to know like frozen prawn or anything only live food any way to train?

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Old 09/21/2018, 10:51 AM   #2
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That thing look awesome. Iím curious what the species is.

Try some frozen clams. All of mine have loved them. Having said that Iíve only been able to keep peacocks long term.

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Old 09/23/2018, 04:46 PM   #3
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Whenever I train for frozen, I usually just use a feeding stick and wiggle it close to them, they may be hesitant at first but they eventually learn the scent and later on I can just drop the food on the top and they'll come out and swim for it.

Stomatopods are opportunist, if they're hungry they'll go for easy food, dead or alive. How much you feeding him? He could have no interest in eating whats handed to him if you're feeding him the snails frequently (he acknowledges snails are always available and expects them instead of foreign content.)

Hard to tell what species that is, looks like a male G. glabrous. Possibly a male G. Ternatensis.


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