R.I.P Mr. Mantis Shrimp
Well there has been a lot of changes in the system over the past couple of days. I’ve been trying to move everything out of the temporary tanks and into its permanent home. I guess that was a little too much change for the mantis shrimp. He’s been living in the refugium attached to the new system for a couple weeks now. He recently molted over a period of two or three days and in a matter of a couple hours after he was finished, he died. Not sure if it was too much action from the move or if he had a rough molt. We’ve had him for a little over three years but from what I read, they can potentially live for up to twenty years.
Posted on February 1, 2014, in G. Ternatensis Mantis Shrimp, Saltwater Aquarium Reef Tank and tagged Aquarium, G. Ternatensis Mantis Shrimp, Mantis, Mantis Shrimp, R.I.P., reef tank, refugium, Saltwater Aquarium. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.