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Featured Argh - just found a mantis shrimp

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by benjamine1979, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. benjamine1979

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    Hi all,

    So just watching the tank when an USO when across my tank. It was a manis shrimp. I read that they are not good in a tank - so I want rid of him.

    I set up a bottle trap last night but all I caught were snails!

    I can not get to the rock he lives in as it appears to be the bottom of my pile!

    Any ideas how I can evict him?
     
  2. dragonet

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    Put your finger in the hole where he is n wiggle
     
  3. dragonet

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    No don't do that, would say a trap n b persistent , do u hav fish in there?
     
  4. benjamine1979

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    Ha, if I knew which hole was his I would give it a try!
     
  5. benjamine1979

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    Yeah, there are 5 fish and plenty of softies :-(
     
  6. Colin

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    And when the swelling dies down PM dragonet for his address and get round there with a big stick Hysterical

    Best way is to get the rock out and set up a Mantis tank for it
     
  7. dragonet

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    They prey on fish, any chance u can qt them while u evict him, ?
     
  8. dragonet

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    Haha [MENTION=16409]Colin[/MENTION], lol. +1 to what he said, probably better to get the rock n shrimp out 2gether rather than all the fish, ya see, that's y I'm on here, solutions to problem from every which angle
     
  9. Colin

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    Would love a Mantis tank, always jealous when someone finds one as a hitch hiker
     
  10. dragonet

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    Ye wanted 1 maself , is it a zebra mantis? He for rehoming when u get him out ?
     
  11. B1zbaz

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    Can they cause any damage to us
     
  12. dragonet

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    Would imagine with those front legs they could
     
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    YouTube ( mantis shrimp vs my hand )
     
  14. B1zbaz

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    I didn't think they would hurt
     
  15. benjamine1979

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    Yes he is up for re homing when I get him. I have only seem in the shadows but he looks a similar colour to a peppermint shrimp. If anyone wants to camp outside my tank to catch him I can supply the beer!
     
  16. benjamine1979

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    Wow he is cool!
     
  17. dragonet

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    Where bowts r u? If u r close I would love him
     
  18. benjamine1979

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    On the Wirral?
     
  19. B1zbaz

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    Sod the shrimp I will just pretend to try and catch and get drunk after all it is still Xmas
     
  20. dragonet

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    I'm in stretford
     
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