Peter's Garage Tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Mark B, May 27, 2017.

  1. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    Thanks for the heads up. This little guy is amped up on something, I have never seen such a busy fish.
     
  2. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    Tank is 10 weeks old. Thought I would post a couple pics. of the progress:
    5/27:

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    And Today:
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    A little dirty, but a lot more populated!
    Cheers!
     
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  3. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    I think Peter's Mantis Shrimp has gone rabid:eek: Whenever I walk by the tank it comes out from under his rock and strikes the tank. You can see the tank damage in the video:

     
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  4. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    Wow, I wouldn't try to feed that guy by hand if you value your fingers!

    Maybe he misses all his CRC aptasia buddies.
     
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  5. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I wouldn't tease it too much. There have been stories of many shrimp breaking tanks. I don't know how substantiated are those stories but I wouldn't push it.


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  6. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    Peter has Aptasia galore in this tank so that he will feel at home. The lights wont grow coral but Aptasia is a different story.
     
  7. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    I could see it breaking a cheapy glass tank so Peter thought plastic would be a better choice When he snaps the tank I give him food to settle him down.
     
  8. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Lol so you are conditioning it to snap the tank for food!?!


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  9. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    Yes, I guess I am, kinda like Pavlov's dog
     
  10. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    Gee that’s a bad habit :/


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  11. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I wonder how long it takes him to reset his arm. Like if he were to miss his prey would he immediately be able to try for a second shot?
     
  12. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    He can "reset" fairly quick. I don't think they go after fish, I think his prey is slow moving - clams and mussels and hermit crabs. We watched a video of one holding on to a hermit crab shell with one claw and bust it open with his other claw til he could rip the hermit out and drag it away. It was brutal
     
  13. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Where's Crusty the sump hermit crab? Is he ready to go in the octagon with Manny the mantis shrimp?
     
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  14. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    My money is on Manny!


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  15. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    This is what Bubba Gump would do with Krusty the Sumpy
     
  16. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member




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  17. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Poor hermit he had no chance
     
  18. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    I wonder if he would be ok with a fish friend??
     
  19. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    There are two types of mantis, the punching kind and the spearing kind. The later is much better at skewering fish in mid water (according to my youtube videos research)
     
  20. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    trying doubt what this guy does
     
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