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Green Mantis Shrimp - Small

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This mantis shrimp has not been positively identified, although we believe it is likely Gonodactylaceus falcatus or Gonodactylellus viridis due to the vivid lime green coloration. Both of these species are "smashers".

Mantis Shrimp have highly specialized care and requirements and can harm tankmates or the aquarist. For in-depth information on mantis shrimp care and research, please visit That Fish Blog for PART 1 and PART 2 of Frank Indiviglio's entry, Mantis Shrimp (Order:Stomatopoda) - Breaking Research and Care in Captivity.

Mantis Shrimp are not traditional "shrimp" but are actually members of their own group known as Stomatopods. They are some of the most notorious "hitchhikers" that occassionally show up in a tank after hiding in live rock or corals. They have very powerful claws that can crush shells, split flesh or even crack aquarium glass (an acrylic tank is recommended). Mantis shrimp need meaty foods and will prey on tankmates.

Mantis shrimp earn a bad reputation but they are fascinating creatures for a species-only aquarium. Individuals like this brightly colored specimen are attractive and make the perfect "pet" for an aquarist looking for a change from the norm!

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Specifications
MPN
0519-mantis
Manufacturer
That Fish Place
Common NameGreen Mantis Shrimp - Small
Scientific Nameunidentified
OriginIndo-Pacific, Caribbean
Reef SafeYes
Invert SafeNo
Community SafeNo
DifficultyEasy to Moderate
Max Size (in inches)4
Min Tank Size (in gallons)10
DietCarnivore
Specific Gravity Range1.022-1.026
pH Range8.0-8.4
Temperature Range75-82
RestrictedYes
Internal Id
47324

State Restrictions
Alaska
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
California
Hawaii
Puerto Rico

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