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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. 🙂

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.

Peacock Mantis Shrimp Update


Quick video of our Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) feeding. I’m really happy that he’s coming out more and wandering around the refugium.  Hopefully he will start eating the baby peppermint shrimp.

Baby Peppermint Shrimp EVERYWHERE!


Since removing the blue damselfish from the refugium, the peppermint shrimp population has exploded! There used to be a few in the rocks but now they are everywhere in the 90 gallon refuge.  I guess they aren’t quite large enough for the peacock mantis shrimp to care about.  It will be interesting to see how many of them will make it to maturity. I’d say the biggest shrimp are about 3/8 inch now.

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