Inspector Mantis… PI – Gonodactylaceus ternatensis

Mantis Shrimp gonodactylaceus ternatensis

I was trying to get a good video of the mantis shrimp breaking into a snail for lunch but instead he was curious of what I was doing and tried to sneak up on me. πŸ™‚

Listen for it… Crack! Every time I hear this I go to make sure he’s not hitting the tank. Thankfully the 90 refugium is made out of half-inch glass.

Posted on January 20, 2013, in G. Ternatensis Mantis Shrimp, Refugium (Refuge), Saltwater Aquarium Reef Tank, Videos and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. That is an amazing creature! I’ve never seen one before so thanks for the education. The cracking noise as it hits the snail is surprisingly loud.

  2. Very loud! I can hear it when I’m in my office across the house. I always run out to check on the tank. πŸ™‚

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