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Stomatopods as Pests

Mantis shrimps are considered to be voracious, unrelenting, and notoriously slippery foes of reef aquarists around the world. A mantis shrimp's fate after being caught is usually not a pretty one: it either meets a grisly end under the shoes of a grieving aquarist, gets thrown into a tank of larger, hostile fishes such as triggers, or is slowly suffocated by vengeful fish & invert owners who leave it out to dry for days on end.

Web Site Author: A. Sunjian
Site Created February 3, 1998
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