Stomatopods as Pests

How do you tell if there's a mantis shrimp in your tank?

(A) Fishes and invertebrates like shrimps and crabs start to disappear overnight.

(B) Loud clicking noises are heard coming from the tank.

What's the difference between mantis shrimps and pistol shrimps?

(taken from an email I sent to a reader)

NOTE: For pics of the two types go to this Marine Aquarist Society of Australia page.


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