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Old 12-10-2011, 08:00 PM   #11
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Your arrow crab should be the best bet to keep them under control. I have a few that is pretty good size in one of my tanks but no little ones in those tanks since they were probably starved out. I have a few that hang out in certain areas of my tanks I am just careful when I move things around. They do hurt if they get on the skin but vinegar soaks seems to dissolve the bristles.

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Old 12-11-2011, 03:13 PM   #12
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I have a couple that are very large...no idea how large as the most I've seen out is about 10 - 12", but with more going back into the rocks they hide under.

Like previous posters, I've honestly not seen any problems from them...they seem to keep any decaying matter under control (I lost several fish in one bulk with a power failure, and the bodies didn't stick around long enough to even pull out).

They are creepy to look at, but I'd say they're definitely a valuable part of my CUC....and thus far have not damaged anything alive in the tank.

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