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Old 04-25-2005, 07:07 PM   #1
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**** hitchhiker crab

**** crab ate 2 fire shrimp and my cleaner shrimp. I had not clue why they were missing until i saw a crab munching away on my fire shrimp. I had my liverock for at least 6months now and this crab came from no where. How can that be possible?
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hid in a hole,maybe
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Ouch, those are expensive meals. Did you see what color his claws were. I have a rock crab that came with my LR, all i seen him eat was off the Liverock so far. He has white claws and i beleive they are pretty docile towards fish and inverts. I had my yellow watchman right next to him and he didnt bite him yet. I heard black claw crabs are the ones you have to worry about.
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It very likely has been hiding in your liverock all this time. I had one for a year I didn't know was there til he was to big to hide anymore. He was decimating my snail population. Between him and a mantis. Most crabs are scavangers though so are you sure he's killing the shrimp, or is he just cleaning it up?
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