Feeding a Mantis shrimp is half the fun of owning one, and they are not difficult to feed, accepting thawed out clams, mussels, prawns, crabs and fish in the tank.
With patience and baiting the mantis shrimp may crawl out on its own, but this does not always work well.
While the eyes themselves are complex and not yet fully understood, the principle of the system appears to be simple.
They can crack and punch holes in aquarium glass.
They are very active and intriguing to watch.
A good kind of chaotic, as it happens.