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Old 03-16-2011, 01:40 AM   #1
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真 help- rouge crab ??

I found a crab in my LR, I've searched high and low through websites trying to ID this thing and just can't. I just started cycling my tank so I don't have any corals yet. I have two yellowtail damselfish which don't seem bothered by the crab, the crab doesn't seem too shy and comes out from under one of the rocks often. He seemed very "quiet" at first but came home today to find tons of wholes in the sand.

Should I take this little guy out of there or what? I haven't had any luck in taking his picture but he's small, smaller than a quarter and he's like a grayish brown blends really well with the rock.

ANY advice would be GREATLY appreciated.


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Does he have big claws he then might be able to attack your fish. Or if you have a sump you could put him in there

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Take a picture of him so people can get a better idea of what type of crab it is
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Better safe than sorry. Get him out. Give him to the lfs for free.

I also edited your thread title. To you and whowever else sees this, try to more descriptive in your titles. I really believe you'll get more readers and subsequently more help.

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I would take out the crab and your damsels, cycling with fish is both cruel and unnecessary. Raw shrimp will do just as well, and often cycles a tank faster. See if you can get a picture of him.
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