Sunday Invertebrates - The Peacock Mantis Shrimp

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The Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus):

peacock mantis shrimp is a crustacean hailing from the Indo-Pacific region. It can grow to a length of 6 inches, however most in the aquarium hobby are between 2 - 4 inches long. Minimum tank size required is at least 20 gallons or larger, it prefers dim light conditions, and requires very good filtration. They have voracious appetites, require frequent feedings of meaty foods, and have been known to eat fishes, snails and other crustaceans....(READ MORE)

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