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Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/11/2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,958
Posted By gholland
Looks like a gorilla crab. Definitely not reef...

Looks like a gorilla crab. Definitely not reef safe. Never had one, but from what I've read, they will just about anything they can get their claws on: fish, anemones, clams, etc.
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/11/2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,071
Posted By gholland
15 gallon is too small for even one O. scyllarus....

15 gallon is too small for even one O. scyllarus. Most people recommend 30 gallon minimum for a peacock. You could put a divider in a much larger tank, maybe 100 gallons, and keep one on each side,...
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/10/2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,825
Posted By gholland
Some species can... Haptosquilla glyptocercus,...

Some species can... Haptosquilla glyptocercus, Gonodactylellus caldwelli, Gonodactylus childi...
Check out the recommended tank sizes on Dr. Roy's...
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/07/2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,455
Posted By gholland
After almost 3 weeks with my O. latirostris, I...

After almost 3 weeks with my O. latirostris, I would highly recommend them. I don't know how much individuals vary, but she is extremely active and interactive. Not shy at all. She doesn't even...
Forum: Other Invertebrates 01/07/2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By gholland
Funky snail costume contest

Just wanted to show off a couple funky snails we have. I'm assuming the blue horn sponge is some type of haliclona sp.? The sponge seems to continually grow around the snail with the older,...
Forum: Other Invertebrates 01/07/2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By gholland
Looks like a spaghetti worm tube.... typically...

Looks like a spaghetti worm tube.... typically have two tentacles. Harmless.
Forum: Other Invertebrates 01/07/2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By gholland
Does it run/swim around in circles? I have tiny...

Does it run/swim around in circles? I have tiny saltwater mysis shrimp that do that. Harmless. Pea-brain has mantis on the brain. :)
Forum: Other Invertebrates 01/07/2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By gholland
You can buy something that looks like a "chip...

You can buy something that looks like a "chip clip" with a suction cup that you can stick the nori in. We typically don't even bother sticking it to the wall... just let it sit on the bottom. My...
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/07/2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,582
Posted By gholland
Just had a thought... you may already do this,...

Just had a thought... you may already do this, but make sure they get a live crab or snail to "smash" on occassionally to keep their rapts in shape.
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/07/2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,582
Posted By gholland
Ah, ok. It sound like changing your...

Ah, ok.

It sound like changing your feeding habits may be enough to fix things. Do a water change and give it a week to see if your nitrites (and ammonia?) drop.

If not, add as much live...
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/07/2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,582
Posted By gholland
I think live sand is a great thing, but would...

I think live sand is a great thing, but would probably go with the live rock first. Choose low-density pieces with lots of holes and empty space inside rather than the dense type. Skeletons of...
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/07/2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,582
Posted By gholland
What are your ammonia levels like? If you have...

What are your ammonia levels like? If you have nitrites showing up, you may have an ammonia issue too, which would be indicative of overfeeding or insufficient liverock (and the bacteria that live...
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/07/2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,936
Posted By gholland
FWIW, I personally wouldn't buy another G....

FWIW, I personally wouldn't buy another G. smithii without seeing how active it is or talking to the supplier it came from first. Their personalities seem to vary greatly between individuals. Many...
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/06/2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,814
Posted By gholland
My favorite line... "Ripping off claws,...

My favorite line...

"Ripping off claws, making crabs limp
All must hail the mantis shrimp."

But you gotta admire anyone who can use the word "cavitation" in a song!

Note there are no...
Forum: Top Ten Ideas & Tank of the Month Nominations 01/06/2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 538
Posted By gholland
Top ten things your tank and wife have in common....

I can't afford either one, but they sure are beautiful!
Forum: Cephalopods 01/06/2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By gholland
Yep, this one does sit with 1 or 2 arms up...

Yep, this one does sit with 1 or 2 arms up between his eyes. We used a pipette and "basted" his arms with cyclopeeze. Some seemed stick onto his suckers but soon after, he started squirting/shooting...
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/04/2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By gholland
Amen to that Pea-brain!

Amen to that Pea-brain!
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/04/2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By gholland
Most corals are probably safe for the mantis, but...

Most corals are probably safe for the mantis, but the mantis may use the corals to redecorate for you. Depends on the mantis.

Read Dr. Roy's List of Stomatopods for details:...
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/04/2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By gholland
The food aspect seems obvious, but I find the...

The food aspect seems obvious, but I find the other uses such as weapons and ornamentation very fascinating. How long is a "large" Lysiosquillina dactyl? And the barbs on it?

I also think the...
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/04/2008, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,882
Posted By gholland
Hey crasten123, congrats on the new mantis! ...

Hey crasten123, congrats on the new mantis!

To determine sex on most mantis, you will need a really good side view. A view from below is better, but not easy once they are in the tank. Males...
Forum: Cephalopods 01/03/2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By gholland
We've been reading about these guys and thanks...

We've been reading about these guys and thanks for the input and links. We're not sure how to go about feeding cyclopeeze- wait until a tentacle is out and then squirt some over it? Or just add to...
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/03/2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,825
Posted By gholland
Correction... that leg is extending from below...

Correction... that leg is extending from below the carapace, not the rostral plate... but since the pic is gone, I'm assuming you got him Feclar?
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/02/2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By gholland
And soak food in a vitamin supplement on...

And soak food in a vitamin supplement on occassion (selcon, etc.)
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/02/2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By gholland
baussie... how big is your mantis? You might try...

baussie... how big is your mantis? You might try small ghost shrimp and large gammarus pods.
Greg
Forum: Mantis Shrimp 01/02/2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By gholland
Dan, Check Dr. Roy's "External Anatomy and...

Dan,
Check Dr. Roy's "External Anatomy and Explanatory Notes" page for a few terms:
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/crustacea/malacostraca/eumalacostraca/royslist/notes.html

I actually...
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