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Old 05/02/2017, 09:16 PM   #1
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Peacock mantis shrimp?

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.


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Old 05/03/2017, 05:01 AM   #2
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Nope, not a peacock, sorry :/


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Old 05/03/2017, 07:24 AM   #3
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Male - G.ternatensis

I commonly call them "False Peacocks"


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Old 05/03/2017, 10:53 AM   #4
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Prettier than a peacock imo!


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Old 05/03/2017, 07:10 PM   #5
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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


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Old 05/03/2017, 07:22 PM   #6
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Are you in the us?


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Old 05/03/2017, 10:11 PM   #7
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lol. Perfect name.


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Old 05/04/2017, 06:26 AM   #8
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Make vids of you interacting with him! I am curious of this species.


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Old 05/04/2017, 07:13 PM   #9
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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 [IMG][/IMG]


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Old 05/31/2017, 06:36 PM   #10
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False Peacock but def a Mantis hard to tell when they are 2" but nope...


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Old 06/02/2017, 10:07 AM   #11
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Another coral head down!

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