Yep, this is a good example of why to place your aquarium in a strategically safe area.
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These guys like to hide until I feed the fish. Then they come out and roam all over the place in the aquarium.
If you watch this, you’ll understand why you want to keep your hands out of the tank if you have a mantis shrimp, listen for the knocking sounds while it attacks and eats!
What makes this video so interesting, or maybe not, is the fact that the snail is still moving really slow, even in time lapse.
If you are leary about adding an emerald crab to your tank due to safety of smaller fish, this video might give you a good idea why you are not too far off base.
Fish are usually jumpy critters, but when they want to be cleaned up by a cleaner shrimp, they will sit tight and let the shrimp do it’s work.
Some creatures eat bristle worms, just in case you need to get rid of them for any reason. I used to have some small bristle worms in my aquarium, like shown in this video.
If you’ve ever wondered what’s going on with the bristle worms in your aquarium, you might want to check out a recent article we published at TheReefTank.com: What To Do With Bristle Worms.
I’m not sure how I made it this long without knowing about Mantis Shrimp. Holy crap. These things are crazy. I’ve recently begun to browse a few videos on YouTube that showcase some Mantis Shrimp and I’m kinda creeped out.
Watch a Emerald Crab eat a damsel fish. This is quality YouTube material if I’ve ever seen it.