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Old 11-30-2006, 05:28 PM   #1
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Emerald Crabs Eat Xenia's?

I noticed that in the past couple of weeks my xenias have been showing some signs of stress. Then today I look at the tank and the crab is eating one of my frags? Should I pull the crab out and put him in the fuge or is he doing this for a reason. There is plenty of algae (natural, not bad) in the tank and enough food for most of the inverts? What should I do? TIA........
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"if food is not available to them, they may turn to supplementing their diet with corals or invertebrates."
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I had one once. I got rid of it for that very reason. Decimated a xenia colony I had.

Only crabs I will have is a hermit or two and a porcelain crab.
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If you caught it in the act , then he needs to go or he will inflict more damage.
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:29 PM   #5
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So that's where my Xenia frag went. Bastids! Emerald crabs coming out this weekend.

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Mine was doing the same thing and he was starting to go after my leather! He was out as soon as I could catch him! He was pretty cool to watch too, its a shame.
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