Lime Green Mantis Shrimp

lg 80612 shrimp
Latin name: (Gonodactylaceus spp.)

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Blue, Green, Tan



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Lime Green Mantis Shrimp are highly territorial and should always be housed in a dedicated tank. They possess remarkable speed and power in their claws, which they use to break into the shells of crabs and other crustaceans. It is important to note that they should not be housed with other fish or invertebrates, as they pose a significant threat to smaller species. An ideal tank for these shrimp should feature a sandy substrate and plenty of rock structures, as well as at least one piece of live rock, allowing them to create their own cave. Providing these shrimp with the ideal living environment should result in a healthy and happy shrimp.

The Lime Green Mantis Shrimp is an interesting and hardy species that is native to the Indo-Pacific region. Its diet should include live feeder fish, crabs and frozen meaty foods such as fish, scallop and shrimp. For optimal health and vitality, it is important to provide a varied diet to this species. Additionally, a high quality mantis shrimp food should be provided in the form of pellets or flakes. With the right diet, these animals can thrive in the home aquarium.

The approximate purchase size for these magnets is 3″ to 4″.

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