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Old 01-04-2005, 10:03 PM   #1
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Emerald Crab Q?

I just got an Emerald about a week ago and have a few questions about him. His body is about the size of a quarter and i was wondering if he will nip at any of my fish (two clowns and a firefish) or if they are mainly scavengers. Also, how big do they get? I had a green chromis in my aquarium until about 2 days after i got the crab, and then i couldnt find the chromis. Im sure the clean up crew already took care of him Thanks.
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Old 01-04-2005, 10:44 PM   #2
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Old 01-04-2005, 10:57 PM   #3
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Emeralds get up to about 2 1/2". They do have the potential to take out small fish. They are omivores and require a diet of algae and some meaty food.
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i like my fish o much to risk getting one just in case for the most part i think they will leave fish alone unless under fed


but what the hell do i know
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They have been reported to grab a fish from time to time, but none of mine ever have. Do you have a lot of algae for him to eat?
I have seen my Scotter Dragonet scoot right over my biggest (about 2") and he did nothing.
Some may disagree, but I believe they are well worth having. If you suspect he grabbed the Chromis, keep an eye on him, but I am doubtful that is the case.
Are you sure its a Emerald and not a rock crab of some sort?
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My emerald crabs are awesome. They clean my LR and don't bother my fish at all. I have two of them and they get along with everyone and eachother fine.
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How often do Emerald Crabs molt? I have one, as far as I can tell, it has never molted. I frequently find little Hermit Crab molts in the tank, but never the Emerald...
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So far it's been around every 6 weeks that mine have molted. I have read that it depends on their growth. Mine have plenty to eat and seem very healthy.
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I've seen an emerald crab grab a perc before............
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What do you feed the Crabs? I feed my tank some flake and mostly frozen, the crab always picks over the LR as well.

I would like to put something in the tank at night that I know the crab would get to.

My Emerald Crab drew blood from the owner of a LFS when I bought it. It stays in the same two caves as my Royal Gramma and has not touch it yet.
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