Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Invert and Plant Forums > Mantis Shrimp
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 08/06/2011, 10:04 PM   #101
StephLionfish
Registered Member
 
StephLionfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,836
Will N. Wennerae ever wonder around outside his/her house during the day? Will it come out to see me once I walk over to the tank, or not..?


__________________
The most intelligent people ask the most questions.
StephLionfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/10/2012, 02:13 AM   #102
yuyulz
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3
great info. thanks Dr Roy

can you ID the species of my pet please?




yuyulz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/10/2012, 08:40 AM   #103
Fartin'Gary
Registered Member
 
Fartin'Gary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Napoli, Italy
Posts: 1,023
I'm going to go with Chiragra on this one.


Fartin'Gary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/10/2012, 11:38 AM   #104
Gonodactylus
Premium Member
 
Gonodactylus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Posts: 4,977
One of several color morphs of G. chiragra.

Roy


Gonodactylus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/25/2013, 04:09 PM   #105
Mark SF
Registered Member
 
Mark SF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 366
Go Bears!


Mark SF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/15/2013, 12:53 PM   #106
PzIV
Registered Member
 
PzIV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 26
What an excellent resource, thank you.


PzIV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/28/2013, 04:07 PM   #107
nanolover80
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 62
Dr Roy, i just got a Gond. Viridis .. and..

Ok so i got my mantis .. hes was slow drip acclimated and let loose and very active.. He went up to the biggest rock in the tank and dug his hole at the base. Took just seconds and he was hidden. Now it's been day and a half and still no sign of movement, is this normal?



Last edited by nanolover80; 03/28/2013 at 04:35 PM.
nanolover80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04/16/2013, 03:45 PM   #108
Selt1018
Registered Member
 
Selt1018's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 53
Just saw this.

Thank you!

My next tank I want to set up is a species tank and with this I can look at and determine what Mantis I want in it.


Selt1018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/04/2014, 07:20 AM   #109
rasmuspedersen
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Sweden
Posts: 8
Hi everyone. Yesterday I found 3 mantises while packing up some live rock from Bali. It would be great if someone recognizes the species, and, if possible, can tell the sex of them.
Here's the first one, which I suspect is a G. smithii female, what do you think?







rasmuspedersen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/04/2014, 07:24 AM   #110
rasmuspedersen
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Sweden
Posts: 8
Second one, no idea what it is.












rasmuspedersen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/04/2014, 07:27 AM   #111
rasmuspedersen
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Sweden
Posts: 8
And third one, clueless to which species, but could it be a male?










rasmuspedersen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/08/2014, 12:20 AM   #112
rasmuspedersen
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Sweden
Posts: 8
The suspected G. smithii never recovered from the live rock trip unfortunately. The two small ones seem fine though and get along well - and even share burrow from time to time - in a 20 liter aquarium (~5,5 US gallon).
Still no one who has any clue on what species they could be? I'm eager to know!


rasmuspedersen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/08/2014, 11:52 AM   #113
Gonodactylus
Premium Member
 
Gonodactylus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Posts: 4,977
They appear to be Gonodactylus viridis.

Roy


Gonodactylus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/08/2014, 12:23 PM   #114
rasmuspedersen
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Sweden
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gonodactylus View Post
They appear to be Gonodactylus viridis.

Roy
Both of them? Different color morphs? A female and a male?


rasmuspedersen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/08/2014, 03:01 PM   #115
Gonodactylus
Premium Member
 
Gonodactylus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Posts: 4,977
Yes.


Gonodactylus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/15/2014, 05:10 AM   #116
acnelson13
Registered Member
 
acnelson13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 6
Great seeing this right after I got my first mantis ! I believe it's an H. Clypto. So small, and insanely fast ! It seems I got lucky and got one of the safest ones for other animals ? .. I do have a sexy shrimp.. what the best food I can directly feed it to keep his eyes off my hermits etc ?


__________________
Using Tapatalk
acnelson13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/15/2014, 09:11 AM   #117
Fartin'Gary
Registered Member
 
Fartin'Gary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Napoli, Italy
Posts: 1,023
Quote:
Originally Posted by acnelson13 View Post
Great seeing this right after I got my first mantis ! I believe it's an H. Clypto. So small, and insanely fast ! It seems I got lucky and got one of the safest ones for other animals ? .. I do have a sexy shrimp.. what the best food I can directly feed it to keep his eyes off my hermits etc ?
I kept a sexy shrimp with my O. Scyllarus without any problems. You can feed it brine shrimp, krill, clams, ect. They will eat just about anything.


Fartin'Gary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/29/2014, 06:04 PM   #118
dezzer
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 1
Lysiosquillina maculata

Just bought this little guy and have tried everything in the book to get him to eat in front of me he has great color still ca kh and everything else great plenty of sand and I literally tried to give him the choice cut on silver sides, live grass shrimp , mises cubes, squid made it more to look alive and all he does is move it to the other side of the refugium and got back to his burrow. Is their anything else I can do. I Ask this because I don't think he has eaten and it's been a week unless he snagged some grass shrimp up when I was sleeping


dezzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/29/2014, 06:18 PM   #119
Gonodactylus
Premium Member
 
Gonodactylus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Posts: 4,977
Ir is not uncommon for a Lysiosquillina to go for a couple of weeks without eating. Hang in there.

Roy


Gonodactylus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12/03/2014, 10:37 AM   #120
Coronel
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Seattle
Posts: 3
Excellent resource! Thanks!!!


Coronel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04/01/2015, 12:54 PM   #121
icewater
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gonodactylus View Post
Tank sizes are in liters.

Color change with lighting and background color and pattern is common in many stomatopods - particularly gonodactyloids. It is most dramatic in a few species that occur over a wide depth range from the intertidal to > 30 m. Probably the most dramatic change in color and pattern is in Pseudosquilla ciliata, but Neogonodactylus wennerae and Gonodactylellus affinis also show dramatic shifts.

Roy
Hi Roy,
I was wondering if this means by changing the distance from the light to the tank you are able to change a G. Chiragra's color scheme?
Thanks,
Sam


icewater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04/01/2015, 01:31 PM   #122
Gonodactylus
Premium Member
 
Gonodactylus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Posts: 4,977
G. chiragra is one species that shows little color change in the aquarium. Differences seem to be mostly genetic. Moderate changes in intensity won't have much effect.

Roy


Gonodactylus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04/01/2015, 06:01 PM   #123
icewater
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gonodactylus View Post
G. chiragra is one species that shows little color change in the aquarium. Differences seem to be mostly genetic. Moderate changes in intensity won't have much effect.

Roy
Alright. So my G. chiragra changed from a very dark green with white horizontal lines on his body to a completely green color. That means he is going to stay green?

Thanks,
Sam


icewater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04/29/2015, 02:23 PM   #124
Squatch XXL
Moved On
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 29
Thanks Roy.

When I began reefkeeping these monsters were nothing but pests. Thanks for being part of the understanding that these critters are intelligent and unique. Your consolidated sources of info make identification and care requirements a great place to plan and self educate. Thank you again.


Squatch XXL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/09/2015, 02:14 PM   #125
Stomatopods
Registered Member
 
Stomatopods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 38
Thanks!!!! Doc Roy


Stomatopods is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:53 PM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014