Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Orange County, CA
An arcrylic tank solves that problem. Anyways, just don't buy snails that crawl on the glass and feed him with tongs. A small species 3 inches would do fine in a 5-10 gallon aquarium. A peacock mantis shrimp (the species the OP talks about) need 30 gallons. They are very easy to care fore, and you don't need to worry as much about salt parameters. The two types are smashers and spearers. Smashers use their hands to smash things open, while spearers thrust their hand through soft bodied organisms.
I only have 1 betta left, but he's a cool blue marble!