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Old 11/14/2017, 05:31 PM   #1
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Got me another mantis.

Asked for a peacock, this is what i got. Its 3 and half inch long. All green. Is this a regional thing its all green? Or a different species all together. I thought it would of been like the all colourful mantis usually see.


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Old 11/14/2017, 05:39 PM   #2
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I don’t think it’s a peacock... unless you can tell that there are spots near his eyes

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthrop...me=o_scyllarus


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Old 11/15/2017, 09:21 AM   #3
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If you could get a photo with white light, that would help with identification


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Old 11/15/2017, 09:31 AM   #4
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But for now i would guess it is a Gonodactylaceus ternatensis.


Does he look like the one in this thread?


http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2635540


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Old 11/15/2017, 02:55 PM   #5
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Hmm it does seem it could be ternatensis, judging by the female description, will let it settle for the week then will try get some pics. Thank you all for your help.
So just to clarify it 100% not a peacock?


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Old 11/16/2017, 11:54 AM   #6
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I would guess tern as well


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Old 11/16/2017, 12:24 PM   #7
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That is a male Gonodactylus chiragra.

It's a very common situation for a provider to pass off any other mantis species as a Peacock. Mantis shrimp are a very poorly understood species in the aquarium hobby despite their growing popularity as a pet.


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Old 11/16/2017, 02:53 PM   #8
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Duh duh... Duh duh... Duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh!!!!

The mighty chiragra!!!!


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Old 11/16/2017, 06:40 PM   #9
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Chiragras seem to be the most common :/


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Old 11/17/2017, 04:52 AM   #10
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Better vid https://youtu.be/XRGbeibp8us



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Old 11/17/2017, 07:39 AM   #11
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Looks like he might have a bit of shell rot unfortunately. Still a cool mantis and you might be able to treat it by keeping the lights out, increasing feedings, and soaking frozen food in Selcon for him. My old G. chiragra was starting to get shell rot too before he died.


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Old 11/17/2017, 07:42 AM   #12
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What frozen did you feed yours.


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Old 11/17/2017, 03:32 PM   #13
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Mostly krill and brine shrimp but you can go with mussels or shrimp, etc.


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Old 11/17/2017, 03:39 PM   #14
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Awesome thank you


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