I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Pufferpunk » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:54 pm

He won't come out of his cave. He's about 7" & very thick.
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby jus85411 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:16 pm

ive always wanted a peacock mantis! congrats! one day... one day...

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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Pufferpunk » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:32 pm

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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Arny » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:26 am

He's just arrived :)

He's about 5.5inches long

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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Pufferpunk » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:59 am

:D Is that in your tank? he needs a much deeper sand bed. Be sure to give him lots of rubble to move around.
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Arny » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:21 pm

Pufferpunk wrote::D Is that in your tank? he needs a much deeper sand bed. Be sure to give him lots of rubble to move around.

He's just in there while I build his home in my other 55g :)

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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Pufferpunk » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:37 pm

Does he at least have a cave to retreat to?
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Arny » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:51 pm

Oh yes the tank has 40kg of LR in it all piled ontop of it's self. Loads of hiding caves for him

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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Troender » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:53 pm

They really look like aliens. :lol:
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Arny » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:38 pm

Is it best to add PVC piping to the sand or just let him build his own tunnel network?

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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Pufferpunk » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:32 pm

Let him do his thing. Does he have rubble to build with?
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Arny » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:05 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:Does he have rubble to build with?

I'm going to smash up a couple of kg of LR for him.
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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby bertie 83 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:42 pm

Get some dry rock and smash that. Its cheaper bout £2 kilo in most Lfs round my way
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Arny » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:43 pm

bertie 83 wrote:Get some dry rock and smash that. Its cheaper bout £2 kilo in most Lfs round my way

I've got 40kg of LR so a couple of KG will be ok. Thx for the advise though :)

Should I create a cave with the Live Rock laying on the tank glass bottom, and then fill it with sand so that he can dig it out himself?

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Re: I'm getting a Peacock Mantis :D

Postby Pufferpunk » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:22 pm

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.
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