Peacock Mantis shrimps come in varied colorations, are very easy to care for and are agressive preditors so should really have a dedicated tank to themselves. They either smash and spear their food depending on the specific type of shrimp with a preference for crabs and fish. If you have a preferance for one over the other, please specify in the notes on check out and we will do what we can. Meaty items (clam, squid, shrimp) should be offered. Never feed by hand, as they can cut or smash you! The shrimp will vary in color depending upon but not limited to age, size, sex, and origion of collection.
Juvinals - approx. 1" (typically green)
Small - approx 2" (starting to see colors)
Medium - approx 3" (More Colors and you should see on some sp. of peacock shrimps a plume or eye marking on it's carapace or head area)
Large - approx 4" (Peacock Colors really starting to show through now)
Jumbo - 5" and Larger (Showing Full Color by this time & Big Daddys of the tank)
Note: Mantis shrimps will come in many colors and shapes. Even when picking one like the Peacock does not mean you will get something exactly like the photo here on this ad and is why I show multiple pictures. Each is an individual and this isn't an animal which breeds true to it's parents like a clone.
First Available - No Additional Charge
Male or Female (May cause a slight shipping delay. We prefer to ship what ever is available first and always ship out the best looking animals first anyway so more times than not, they are typically male but no guarantees unless you pick this as a must have decission).
BioMechanics of a Mantis Shrimp (how it captures its food)
"This item will only ship by Air Cargo or UPS Next Day Air only unless you reside in Southern California in which case standard UPS Ground would be fine! Alternatively, you may pick this item up at our warehouse FREE of charge via normal will-call. Some items may be prohibited in your state or region. An additional fee may be required depending upon the season and weather conditions. Please call us to resolve any unanswered questions ahead of time prior to your order and agreeing to our legal. All animals receive our "Arrive Alive Guarantee" Thank you! Living Reef Imports LLC. (909)233-6976" You may notice higher than normal shipping costs for this animal and it's because of such special shipping it requires. It must be shipped in a metal can and other packing which differs from regular fish because they can easily slice through any bag or box it's put into.
Note: Orders are processed on the same day they are received and are usually ready for shipment within 24 - 78 hours. Your credit card is not charged until your order has been shipped.