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MARV! our Peacock Mantis!
Such a personality from a unique little critter
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iPhone cameras are awful but Martha can look beautiful in any photo ✨👑 #peacockmantis #peacockprayingmantis #prayingmantis

I posted my tank setup the other day talking about how I put in a grate at the bottom this is the exact reason why #mantisshrimp #mantis #smasher #reeftank #reef #peacockmantisshrimp #peacockmantis #follow4follow #followme #ocean #mandarin #clownfish #saltwateraquarium #aquarium #ocean #radion #purpletang #saltwaters

For anyone interested ( also highly recommended) for any one doing a Mantis shrimp. Basically I laid a sand bed, cut milk crate like material into a grate for the bottom (fitted it to my tank) and then laid a even thicker sand bed. You can see in the last pic the mantis shrimp has dug to the grate and has smacked it more then once. While stories of mantis actually breaking tanks are rare, it’s a precaution that cost me under $25 ( milk crate / extra bag of sand ) for peace of mind. Also the grate makes such a cool sound when he punches it #mantisshrimp #mantis #smasher #reeftank #reef #peacockmantisshrimp #peacockmantis #follow4follow #followme #ocean #mandarin #clownfish #saltwateraquarium #aquarium #ocean #radion #purpletang #saltwaters

These videos were takin on right after another, people have said mantis shrimps can recognize facial features, I have a mantis that will attack ANYTHING you put near it except my finger 🤷🏼‍♂️ his tank is in my office and he spends a majority of his time looking at me and I swear he knows who I am / what my finger is, I’ve gone as far as to hand feed him he shows no aggression and never raises like he is going to strike. I wouldn’t try this at home but I think these guys are a lot smarter then credit given #mantisshrimp #mantis #smasher #reeftank #reef #peacockmantisshrimp #peacockmantis #follow4follow #followme #ocean #mandarin #clownfish #saltwateraquarium #aquarium #ocean #radion #purpletang #saltwaters

What started as my absolute favorite piece of coral has passed 😞 my goby tossed some sand on it one night it got irritated and slow shred it’s self. My water params were perfect throughout the whole dying off, I tried revive everything I could and still lost it. The reality of having a saltwater tank is a lot of heart break
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Convinced that my mantis shrimp is actually friendly and lets me touch him with out any issues ... I definitely wouldn’t advise trying this yourself
#mantisshrimp #mantis #smasher #reeftank #reef #peacockmantisshrimp #peacockmantis #follow4follow #followme #ocean #mandarin #clownfish #saltwateraquarium #aquarium

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