I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Arny on Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:25 am

Pufferpunk wrote:Yes, he'll like a cave of LR & then leave the rubble for his redecorating needs. I wouldn't place it on the bottom--he won't be able to dig underneath it.

OK thanks for the info PP :)

This is not his new cave, it's just one of the caves in his current setup

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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Pufferpunk on Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:02 pm

Mine picked the back end of my tank to be his front entrance, so I almost never see him! :(
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Arny on Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:29 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:Mine picked the back end of my tank to be his front entrance, so I almost never see him! :(

That's a shame, this is why I wanted to try and make a cave that faces forward. Perhaps if I put lots of LR at the back and leave a hole in the front maybe he will make himself at home
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Pufferpunk on Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:39 pm

He does have a front entrance. I always see his butt sticking out of there!
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Postby bertie 83 on Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:39 pm

It's gotta be worth a try. I would bet he will choose his own fav place at some point though
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Arny on Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:44 pm

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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Pufferpunk on Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:54 pm

Aren't they fun? Is he redecorating yet?
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby kcartwright856 on Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:30 am

I looked up videos on Youtube, and I am now sufficiently terrified of these creatures.
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby J-P on Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:50 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:Aren't they fun? Is he redecorating yet?



LOL! There is no point in aquascaping with these critters. They put what they want, where they want :) Just make sure that if you have a large rock structure that it is stable and heavy.
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby hadla on Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:03 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:Image


lol! hes like yeah this is my cave, gotta problem with it? (with a brooklyn accent) XD
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby hadla on Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:11 pm

kcartwright856 wrote:I looked up videos on Youtube, and I am now sufficiently terrified of these creatures.


*goes off to youtube it* ...

doesnt bother me as much as all those crabs that look like spiders...

but i now draw the line at any creature that can possibly break the glass walls of my tanks XD
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