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    What The !@$ Did I Just Find In My Tank??

    Hey guys,
    I just saw the ugliest thing that I have ever seen in my life!! I need an ID on whatever this "thing" is and whether or not it is safe or harmful. It swims like lightning and I don't think I could ever catch it. It's not very shy either I have 8 pictures of it and the first time I saw it was today. It' s nightmare material.
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    that would be a Mantis Shrimp... Somthing you want to remove from your tank.. Fast.. It will KILL your fish!

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    How the hell am I going to get that thing out of there? It swims faster than my regal tang?
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    Mike Philpott

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    Can you set a trap for it or something? I'm freaking out!!!!!!
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    Hi Mike,
    There are some articles on mantis shrimp removal on the garf site, some variations I've heard about include holding the piece of live rock where he's holed up over a bucket, or place the rock on a platform in a separate tank and wait until the bugger leaves his hidey hole.
    John

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    Where could he have come from? and why did we not see him when he was a little smaller? He is like an 1 1/2" now!! He's not very shy anymore. He must have been there for a while because we haven't added anything to the aquarium lately.
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    Mike Philpott

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    dont kill it...sell it..or give it to someone who would like to have those type of things...that is very cool what you found there!!!!!
    Derik...

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    you want it!!!!!!!Bring your snorkel and a pair of flippers!!!!

    LOLOLOL
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    Mike Philpott

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    Does it actively feed on any of the food you are putting in your tank? If so then maybe you can trap it with a simple fish trap. It HAS to be baited with something the mantis shrimp will eat. I'll try to draw a diagram of what has worked for me (for trapping fish) in the past.

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