Mantis Shrimp

Mantis Shrimp
Restricted Species.

Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus)
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Compatible: No
Water Conditions: 72-78 F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size: 6"
Color Form: Blue, Green, Red
Diet: Carnivore
Supplements: Calcium, Iodine
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Family: Gonodactylidae
These aggressive and typically solitary sea creatures spend most of their time hiding in rock formations or burrowing intricate passageways in the sea-bed.
They either wait for prey to chance upon them or, unlike most crustaceans, actually hunt, chase and kill living prey.