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Old 08-16-2005, 11:46 PM   #1
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emrald crab

I bought an emrald crab today. I thought that I did my research, but now I am reading some disturbing thigs about this little crab. Should I be worried? Are they more benifitial than harmful? Any tips, or stories would be great.
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Na, they do more good than harm.
Its simple. keep an eye on him, if he becomes a problem just remove him.
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I have never had any trouble with any of mine.
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I've always had them in my tanks never a problem
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I guess the biggest thing that I am worried about is I have a firefish, and a orange spotted goby. My tank is 50gal. It is the same dimensions as a 40gal breeder, but taller. The goby dug a burrow under a rock, and both the firefish and goby live in there. However, there is only oneway in, and oneway out. I am worried the crab will wonder in there at night when the fish are catching some zzzz's and have a nice meal.
Do I need to worry about this, or am I just over imaginative?
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-20gal tall sump / refugium.
-About 15-20 lbs of live rock
-60 lbs (3") of sand.
-2x65w power compact lights
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-bak pak 2R
-3 LARGE feather dusters all differebt colors
-orange spotted goby
-fire fish
-12 or so hermits
-50-60 nassairus snails
-about 12 turno snails
-emrald crab
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-50gal tank
-20gal tall sump / refugium.
-About 15-20 lbs of live rock
-60 lbs (3") of sand.
-2x65w power compact lights
-2x18w power compact in the refug.
-bak pak 2R
-3 LARGE feather dusters all differebt colors
-orange spotted goby
-fire fish
-12 or so hermits
-50-60 nassairus snails
-about 12 turno snails
-emrald crab
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They wont hurt your gobies unless they are ill or incapable of escaping its grasp. Gobies are sickeningly fast so there shouldn't be an issue unless, like I said, they're perishing already.
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