Recent content by ladyonyx

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    S. bandensis video

    Great video! I will be watching it again :) How long were you able to keep it for?
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    Hilarious Mantis Vid

    This video gets me every time! So funny!
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    Thinking of starting a small Mantis Setup.

    I've had a smithii in an almost identical setup to what you're describing for the last 2.5 years. I left my Aquaclear as is, and it's only the 30. Feed him about twice a week; I have a lot of small snails from my other tanks that I toss in there for him. He likes a nice easy small piece of krill...
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    The true meaning of sustainability

    The concept of a sustainable marine aquarium trade is a desirable and attainable goal for the future of our trade/hobby. Having the option to buy fish and corals that have been harvested in a sustainable fashion that not only doesn't harm the environment, but actually helps to protect and...
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    What a great thread. Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts. I'm really looking forward to hearing about/seeing your mantis shrimp rearing adventure tastydog.
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    Frogfish and dwarf angelfish together?

    Alright then, I guess the frogfish will be waiting for another tank. Thanks
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    Frogfish and dwarf angelfish together?

    Yes Stumped, I'm well aware that frogfish are carnivorous. Both my goby and blenny are about 6in long and the angel is about 5 inches. The frogfish I'm considering is currently quite small (maybe 3 in?) and I've never seen a sargassum in captivity that exceeds maybe 6 or 7 inches. I realize...
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    Frogfish and dwarf angelfish together?

    I have a 60g FOWLR tank with a diamond goby, midas blenny, blue-spotted pufferfish, and a red-stripe angelfish. I saw a Sargassum frogfish for really cheap at a petstore the other day and want to buy it. My puffer is really docile and doesn't fin nip, so I'm not worried about him, but the angel...
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    Thinking of trying a spearer

    I have had a P. ciliata for about a year now and while she prefers live food, she'll readily accept frozen food items as well. I have a colony of saltwater-acclimated mollies that live and breed in her tank. To keep her from eating them all the time I feed her a variety of frozen foods including...
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    peacock preparing to molt?

    Leaving them alone is usually the best thing you can do. How quickly and/or succesfully they molt depends on a variety of WQ parameters, so for now just wait it out and see what happens. He should be OK though
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    Spearing mantis + Toby Puffer = Certain Death?

    I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this query already, but I figured I'd throw it out there anyway. I have a spearing mantis (P. ciliata) who's about 3.5 inches long, that has been living peacefully with a blue damsel for over a year now. No problems with tank mates being confused for food...
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    My mantis, dead or alive? (and Pseudosquilla ciliata advice please)

    I have a P. ciliata too and she's just great. She's VERY green and used to have a white stripe down her back, but that's gone now. Mine is in a 10g too and seems to be happy; 3+ inch aragonite sandbed, lots of rubble and some halimeda and she currently lives with a blue damselfish. They haven't...
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    That makes me sad :(
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    Strange behavior- N. wennerae

    My P. ciliata rolls around all the time and I've had her for almost a year. Just the staying on their back thing is bad
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    please help! How long is to long!

    Waiting is the best way to go. Just make sure the WQ is extra good to lessen the stress of molting. If your mantis is having a bad molt, there's nothing you can do about it anyways, so it's best to just leave it alone for a while.