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Old 11-22-2003, 11:04 PM   #1
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emerald crab?

how are these will they kill my shrimp or zebra hermits or snails i want one but want to make sure he is not a killer thanks

my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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They are "supposed" to be safe. I have 3 that have never killed snails/crab/s or shrimp yet. I think they are supposed to be omnivores.

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I have a couple that are now getting to be about 3 inches across. First time I ever had them grow so large. They haven't bothered a thing. When I feed, they come tearing out from wherever they are hiding and grab for the food. But to this point, they haven't bothered the peppermint shrimp, coral banded shrimp, or anything else.

I watched two of them yesterday wrestling for food, but they didn't even seem to be violent with each other. I'm not sure if it's true, but I read somewhere that with their claws shaped as they are (sort of rounded), that they aren't supposed to bother anything.

All I know is as long as I have emerald crabs, I have no bubble algae.
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Old 11-24-2003, 03:03 PM   #4
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no problems with the 3 of mine either, same thing as steve5520.
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Old 11-25-2003, 09:55 PM   #6
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I have 4 in a 55 gal., they are awesome cleaners!, they each have their own live rock, sometimes they can fight for the spot they are on, but nobody ends up dead.

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