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Guppy are we putting it in the pico?!

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Sand fleas live in the surge zone and have a shortened lifespan because of it in captivity. They aren't cleaners so we don't carry them. I can pick some up from the bait shop but I don't think I would carry them.

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While I've never seen him actually dig one up, he becomes obsessed with watching it like a cat and a laser pointer.


You mean, like a mantis shrimp watching a laser pointer?
Youtube: Mantis shrimp chasing laser pointer.

That's about the funniest thing I've seen in an aquarium. I have to have a Mantis now.

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Sand fleas live in the surge zone and have a shortened lifespan because of it in captivity. They aren't cleaners so we don't carry them. I can pick some up from the bait shop but I don't think I would carry them.



Ah, okay, don't bother then. Thanks.

You mean, like a mantis shrimp watching a laser pointer?
Youtube: Mantis shrimp chasing laser pointer.

That's about the funniest thing I've seen in an aquarium. I have to have a Mantis now.



I've seen that... Would never try it in fear of the little guy seeing a reflection on the glass. As unlikely as it is that he'd crack it... I wouldn't gamble with a crack in the lowest part of a 140 gallon system. Haha.


On a slightly related topic- apparently under blacklight (think blacklight posters) mantis shrimp change all sorts of different fluorescent colors. Scientist suspect it's a way for them to communicate with each other. I saw it on a Nat Geo Wild show about them last week... Def going to pick up a black-light LED flashlight next time I see one.

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Sand fleas would probably be a good food for your mantis though now that you mention it...



I don't think you have any worries there, 140 gallons have thick glass. I am not even sure a person could punch through that without breaking a knuckle, unless ....




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nope.


chuck testa.

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Guppy are we putting it in the pico?!


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yes, hopefully if John gets some nano size in stock... :)

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nano size guppies? I think I got lost somewhere

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nano size guppies? I think I got lost somewhere

John, they call me guppy and I'm looking for some small size gorgonians for my walmart pico contest tank. LOL :)

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^^ me too, I'm with Guppy.

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where dem grass shrumps?

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John,

Just placed an order for a few goodies. If you have any gorg's let me know and I can send some additional money. Also interested in a feather duster if you might have some.

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OK will do, I dont have any now but I may later on next week

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Sand fleas would probably be a good food for your mantis though now that you mention it...



I don't think you have any worries there, 140 gallons have thick glass. I am not even sure a person could punch through that without breaking a knuckle, unless ....


It-s in a 40B... Bottom sump/fuge thing. And I'm pretty sure he's a cousin of CN anyway.

If you think they'll survive at least a few weeks at the bottom of the fuge (til the mantis gets em) and they're cheap, I'll take a handful of sand fleas.


Can you get Strombus maculatus? (Those little mini conches?) The florida conches are flipping my frags like crazy.


So I suppose I'll miss the Black Friday sale for making you hunt all this stuff down, eh? Haha.

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lol...oh OK. Is it that feisty mean SOB of a shrimp I sent you?

yeah I wont have them by then....I haven't been able to find them, they are usually Common Dove Shells, misidentified as conchs. I may carry those at some point, it is hard to collect in a commercial quantity though so I am not sure. I doubt this one in time...

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lol...oh OK. Is it that feisty mean SOB of a shrimp I sent you?

yeah I wont have them by then....I haven't been able to find them, they are usually Common Dove Shells, misidentified as conchs. I may carry those at some point, it is hard to collect in a commercial quantity though so I am not sure. I doubt this one in time...



yup, same guy. He's getting a little less threatening to me... Still not feeding him without the long tweezers though.

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hahah...yeah I would keep a safe range. He is definitely a good anger management candidate.

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John, is that one snail that looked like a conch that you sent a dove snail? This guy:

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yep, there he is. :)

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show him the eggs D

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I wasn't sure who the eggs belonged too

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Any idea when you'll get all my stuff ready to ship, John? Trying to figure out what day next week I should plan on going home early to acclimate things. Depending on Live Aquaria's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales... I might try to get your packages and theirs on the same day.

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It will be awhile, I only have the regal sea fan. A few weeks for sure.

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Okie doke. That makes things easier next week.

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Going to be even longer on the imported inverts. I was stupid, scammed and now I am broke.

You live you learn I guess.

Edited by johnmaloney, 27 November 2011 - 05:12 AM.