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Old 09-21-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Emerald crab

Will this crab eat my fish I hope not

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If they die it will. I have never seen one catch a healthy fish, nor have I seen one go after a swimming fish.

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I have a few that always try but they can never really grab on to one. They also try to reach at my cleaner shrimp often but are unsuccessful.
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Emeralds are typically fish safe, it's just your corals you need to worry about. They are mostly algae eaters, but if they get a taste for soft corals, they can pretty much demolish a colony in short order. It's a dice roll with them..... some report never having an issue, and some are looking to get them out within a day.
Wanna calculate the cost of that new reef tank?? Take your worst nightmare, double it, and you're halfway there.
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I kept mine with fish and shrimp and no issues although not sure I'd keep one with a wrasse due to burying itself in the sand IMO
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