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Old 10-30-2004, 01:15 AM   #1
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Emerald crabs

hi all first post....
had my tank sitting for 7 monthes and i finally got a cleaner crew.... with 3 emerald crabs. now for some reason these guys give me a bad vibe and that i wont be able to now have small fish or bottom dwellers.... i tried doing a search on them and only thing that came up was buy buy buy now. so can i have gobies and small guys that can live with these crabs???? i seen them already attack and try to eat a few snails that happen to get in their eyesite.

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Old 10-30-2004, 01:19 AM   #2
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I have had 0 problems with mine...
They bother no snail, hermits or corals...
or other fish for that matter !
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Old 10-30-2004, 01:21 AM   #3
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ok awesome... so u have bottom dwellers too and no issues
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3 emerald crabs.
1 pom pom crab.
1 sponge crab.
2 anomie crabs.
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1 sexy shrimp.
1 cleaner shirmp

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Old 10-30-2004, 11:12 AM   #4
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Agree with XXFirefighter
Mine have been no problem at all and I have a couple bottom dwellers (see signature). I have had a few snails taken out by hermits, but never the emeralds.
Do you have a pic? Not all crabs sold as emeralds really are.
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Old 10-30-2004, 12:24 PM   #5
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I have two in my tank and have had no problems either. They eat the algea and leave everything else alone. Hey...WELCOME TO !!
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Old 10-30-2004, 12:46 PM   #6
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Not all crabs sold as emeralds really are.
Yea, I got a great big "stone crab" from wctropicals. He is in the sump, feeding off what ever comes down the tube, and some shrimp I give him once in a while
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Old 10-30-2004, 12:58 PM   #7
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i made a post earlier, mine got into my corals, but then maybe....
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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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i need to get a digi cam, but these guys are emeralds... they fit the pictures perfectly... just made me worried cause one semmed aggressive towards a snail. but since then they been ok... will wait 2 weeks before starting to add fish

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35 pounds of live rock.
3 emerald crabs.
1 pom pom crab.
1 sponge crab.
2 anomie crabs.
1 purple lobster.
2 blue legged hermits
2 scarlet legged hermits
1 sexy shrimp.
1 cleaner shirmp

if all goes well will invest in a 200+ gal tank in less then a year
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Old 10-30-2004, 02:49 PM   #9
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how much of a bio load does crabs snails and hermits add to a tank?
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35 pounds of live rock.
3 emerald crabs.
1 pom pom crab.
1 sponge crab.
2 anomie crabs.
1 purple lobster.
2 blue legged hermits
2 scarlet legged hermits
1 sexy shrimp.
1 cleaner shirmp

if all goes well will invest in a 200+ gal tank in less then a year
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Less than they clean up. That's the beauty of it. They do have a small bio load but they make up for it in the "clean up" area.
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