We generally have a temporary wait from week to week on all Mantis species as we only get a limited number to offer the US each week. If you order now, your order will ship in the order we receive it. There might be a week or 2 wait, or there may not be one, every week is different. This is the nature of the perishable aquatics industry. If you are patient and understanding, you will always get an email when it leaves the farm. We appreciate everyone being patient!
Since the start of the Covid pandemic, Arizona Aquatic Nurseries has been one of the most reliable sources for tropical fish, aquatic plants, pond fish, and gamefish in the US, however, we are human ran, every fish must be collected and bagged by hand. Most of the items within our site are readily available at our farm each week and we will do everything we can to keep America stocked up w aquatics! Some items are imports and may have periodic delays from time to time. Please be sure to read our Shipping Schedule page so you can better understand the entire process and the potential delays on certain species of livestock from time to time. A little extra thoughtful consideration during this time is appreciated, everyone’s orders will be shipped, we are shipping 100’s of orders of live animals weekly to happy customers and streamlining our operations to serve you better. If you cannot wait, please do not place your order. Customers that Our farm sells to just about every single zoological society, botanical garden, and University in the USA since 1987 without complaint. We are America’s Trusted Aquatic Farm. Stay Safe friends! thank you
There are over 350 species of mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda).
The peacock mantis shrimp is one of the most popular, colorful & largest mantis shrimps available to hobbyists. Their coloration is mostly tan, blue, green & purple. Their body is usually greenish and the appendages may be tipped in bright red or orange colors.
Mantis shrimp have earned a bad reputation, but they are fascinating and beautiful creatures ideal for a species-only aquarium.
Mantis Shrimp are not traditional shrimp but are members of their own group called Stomatopods. Mantis have very powerful claws that can crush shells, split flesh or even crack aquarium glass (an acrylic tank is recommended). Mantis shrimp need meaty foods and will prey on tankmates.
The Mantis shrimp is a marine crustacean. Most species can grow to around 10 cm (3.9 in) in length but a few species reach up to 38 cm (15 in).
Mantis Shrimp have been called “sea locusts” by ancient Assyrians, “prawn killers” in Australia, and now referred to as “thumb splitters” because of the animal’s ability to inflict painful gashes if handled incautiously. Mantis shrimps powerful claws can attack and kill prey by spearing, stunning, or dismemberment.