I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

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I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Arny on Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:19 am

Finally I've found a Peacock Mantis. I ordered one ages ago and twice the LFS got the wrong Mantis. Found this guy on DreamReef.com

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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby J-P on Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:13 am

ohhh very nice :) You're going to have fun!
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Pufferpunk on Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:12 pm

Very cool, how much? Be sure to give him a DSB & lots of rubble to play with.
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Arny on Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:18 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:Very cool, how much? Be sure to give him a DSB & lots of rubble to play with.

He cost a lot of money, £90 delivered (ouch!), but it's something I've wanted for ages.

I've got a 55g tank, 20kg LR which he will share with a frogfish. I've divided it so the Frogfish has about 2 thirds of the tank

How deep would you recommend the sand to be PP?
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Pufferpunk on Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:34 pm

3-4". No need to divide the tank, the mantis will not bother fish. Mine lives with a Bluespot toby & Green filefish. Do you know what that translates to US$?
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Arny on Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:42 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:Do you know what that translates to US$?

$142 USD

Pufferpunk wrote:3-4". No need to divide the tank, the mantis will not bother fish. Mine lives with a Bluespot toby & Green filefish.


I was more worried that the Frogfish will eat the Mantis
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Pufferpunk on Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:44 pm

You are getting HUGELY ripped off but if it's worth it to you... I'd never pay more than $40 for one. How big are they both?
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Arny on Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:49 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:You are getting HUGELY ripped off but if it's worth it to you... I'd never pay more than $40 for one. How big are they both?

I know it's overpriced as when I was looking before they were going for £15 to £40. Because I had trouble before getting them from my LFS what with them getting the wrong Mantis twice I was just glad to get one that I know is defenatly a Peacock. All the other Mantis just hide in the rock and never come out in the day. Peacocks spend more time out in the day.

I don't know the exact size of the mantis and frogfish yet, I think the Mantis maybe around 6inches.
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Pufferpunk on Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:56 pm

Mine almost never comes out of his cave. Although my last one was way more personable.
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby briguy44 on Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:29 am

From what I have learned they should be kept in only a dimly lit tank like actinic lighting only. This will make for a much healthier and active mantis shrimp.
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Pufferpunk on Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:33 am

Hmmm... maybe that's why mine never comes out, I've got a MH bulb on there.
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby LilGreenPuffer on Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:56 am

Ooooh, neat! Those things are awesomely creepy. Post some videos when you get it.
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby J-P on Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:47 pm

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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Pufferpunk on Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:09 pm

My fella just shed!
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Arny on Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:19 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:My fella just shed!

oh cool, how big is he?

Any pix/vids? :D
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