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Old 06-13-2005, 04:54 PM   #1
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Crab gettin big...good or bad crab

I have a few of these...will post pics tonight. They (along with many others) hitchedhiked with my LR.
I have about 2-3 that are gettin pretty big...the have a purplish coloring with dots. They seem to pick at my rocks alot....and have huge claws. Should I try to get rid of them?
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....and have huge claws.
I think you answered your question! Most likely they will be trouble in the future when you add livestock. HTH[/acronym]
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:13 PM   #3
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A pic would sure help but based on the description I am going with either a porcelain crab or anemone crab. Bolth are reef-safe.
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this guy seems to be picking and breakin part of the LR off....I will get a pic as soon as I get home
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Um... destruction = no.
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Sounds like dinner to me...dipped in warm butter. ummmm
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ok....heres 2 of the crabs Im watchin
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The top pic looks like it may be some species of mythrax, the bottom one, I have no idea. I'd move them to the sump just to be safe.
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The top one looks like a mithrax Emerald crab. I`ve seen them many different colors. They are good for eating algea esp. Bubble algea. I forget the tech term for it.. The 2nd one I do not know. Hopefully the experts will write back. Have a good day
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