Mantis Shrimp

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Gooburz
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Mantis Shrimp

Post by Gooburz » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:03 am

So stoked that I got to see 1 for the 1st time at my LFS and during feeding time. WOW is all I gotta say, those things are so cool and dear god can they hit hard!! I've seen the videos but never in person. That and 1 of their octopus got loose and ate everything in the tank and i got to watch them try to catch it lol.

Anyone else ever see a Mantis shrimp in person?

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Re: Mantis Shrimp

Post by bertie 83 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:28 am

Yea saw one at the sealife centre in Brighton, they are bigger than I thought they would be.
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Re: Mantis Shrimp

Post by Gooburz » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:35 am

Oh I agree, this one was still on the smaller side but I thought to be kinda large. I didn't realize just how big they can get, or how agressive they are. Almost make puffers look like kittens with how mean they are.

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Re: Mantis Shrimp

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:25 am

I love my Peacock!

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Here's one I saw in the Philippines. That hole is about 6" across:

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Re: Mantis Shrimp

Post by geronimo69 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:09 pm

Gooburz wrote:Oh I agree, this one was still on the smaller side but I thought to be kinda large. I didn't realize just how big they can get, or how agressive they are. Almost make puffers look like kittens with how mean they are.
Until we start looking at some larger, ocean dwelling puffers 8)
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