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Old 10-28-2004, 11:09 PM   #1
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Emerald crabs

Ok, I lost polyps off my xenia and some of my shrooms got shredded. Steve-s told me to watch for a predator and sure enough, it came back to the scene of the crime and was definately pinching my mushy's. I took it out and I have two left which I am watching pretty close. Anyone had a bad expeirence with these guys?
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ya, but I have had 0 problems with mine.. mine actually mate frequently in my tank !
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Old 10-29-2004, 12:14 AM   #3
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I have two emerald crabs and they eat nothing but algea. I have an orange ball sponge that was covered with algea. Put the crabs in and one took to it within seconds. Now it is all clean and orange again.
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Old 10-29-2004, 08:50 AM   #4
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I got one for free on a polyp rock at the LFS. First sign was the xenia shrinking. I caught him in the act one morning.

He was removed. Only crabs I have now are porcelin crabs.
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Thats what was happening in mine, now one of the stalks started pulsing again . I have two more, but so far they don't seem to be messing with my corals. Hopefully it stays that way, because I do enjoy the benifits of this crab.
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Mine ate mini-sponges (the hitchhiking kind) and coralline algae. Buh-bye! He was a cutie, though. Too bad.
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Old 10-30-2004, 12:03 PM   #7
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Yeah mine too! I had posted a tpoic here that I was getting a whitening on my rocks and was told it was bleached corraline. But after watching one of them tear apart my purple corraline leaving white marks, I think it was them. It would make sense since I think it started happening after they went in.
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Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

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