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Old 03-28-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
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Emerald Crab mysteriously mutalated

I've had two of these crabs in my tank for the past 7-8 weeks now. One was eaten about 2 weeks ago and I thought maybe the other crab did it, but now I see the other one torn apart. I'm wondering if any of you out there have had any experience with these crabs living with this community:

150G Tank

4x Brittle/Serpent Star Fish ranging from 5" diameter - 10" diameter (possibly the large one?)
1x Branded Coral Shrimp small-med in size (maybe??)
1x Sally Lightfoot
2x Peppermint Shrimp
20x Red/Blue Hermits Small
30x Mixed snails Small

1x Bi-Color Angel small-med (I think its this guy, he is mean and picks on everything)
1x Coral Beauty Angel (Nice and only picks on Bi-Color in defense)
3x Yellow Tail Damsels small
1x Purple Firefish
1x Kaudern Cardinal small

I really like those little crabs cause they really cleaned holes/cracks of my live rock but I'm afraid to get any if they are going to end up as food. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciate.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:13 PM   #2
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If I had to guess, either a rogue crab you're not aware of or the brittle stars.
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Also are you sure it was not a molt?
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Also are you sure it was not a molt?
I just saw the crab earlier! Probably was a molt! I'm still curious where the other crab went? I'll have to check back tonight after the lights go out for a few hours.
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I`ll bet you find him alive also. Most of the time it`s a molt.
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