Discussion in 'Inverts' started by Gexx, Mar 6, 2010.
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i liek the scape too. im just hoping that the mantis will love it as much as i do.
I'm sure he will. The small pebbles will give him lots of stuff to rearrange, which is one of their favorite hobbies.
ok. i hope it isnt too big though. im hoping he is a smaller one so i can watch him grow.
i have a feeling its gonna be a N. Wennerae or something similar. they just now found it in there tank so it hitchhiked somehow.
he thinks that it is an O. viridis. what should i know about this one?
did he catch it?
not yet, it just looks like what he saw. i dont trust him too much on that but was just wondering if it was, what should i do about it.
You mean G. viridis? I don't think anyone here has one of those.
It typically occurs in very shallow waters so it will tolerate full spectrum reef lighting better than others. Other than that it is very much like a N. wennerae.
ok he still doesnt believe me that they can change color after molts so any brown mantis he sees he thinks that that is what it is. hes a nice guy though and very knowledgeable with everything else.
That is common. Most people see mantis shrimp as a pest, so they don't learn very much about them, and don't care to.
The other problem is mantis shrimp can not be ID'ed by color. Pretty much all mantises come in a plethora of colors and a lot of them come in the same colors (green, brown, tan, red)
Brown isn't mentioned on Roy's list as a color for G. Viridis though. It is probably a N. wennerae, bredini, or oerstedii. If he has rock from the Caribbean.
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