Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 04-11-2014, 02:02 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
ChiTownRomeo's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 461
HItch Hiker In Real Reef Rock

I like the look of Real Reef rock and I like the fact it's man made. I thought it was free from hitchikers. Boy was I wrong. I got alot of it from Premium Aquatics and it's full of these crabs. Should I pick them all out?


ChiTownRomeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 08:08 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Macscale's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
Posts: 2,850
They seem to be Daldorfia glasseli or a swimming crab. Not sure though.

55g Reef Build
Macscale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 05:23 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
mwilliams's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 833
If it were me I would get ride of them just to be on the safe side unless someone here has more experience on that particular crab.
mwilliams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2014, 11:14 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
Rutrag's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 1,133
I imagine that Premium Aquatics stores it in a system with natural live rock in the line ending up with "contamination" in the Real Reef Rock. I think the only way to be 100% hitchhiker free is to start from dry rock. Even then, the first piece of coral you add could have hitchhikers.

Nonetheless, I'd move any unidentified crabs to the sump or feed them to a mantis shrimp or puffer to be safe.
It is a violation of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labelling.
Rutrag is offline   Reply With Quote

reef, reef rock, rock

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New live rock hitch hiker. Mikenhecker1 Saltwater & Reef - Identification 23 09-29-2013 11:08 PM
Hitch hiker on Live Rock ID plz Mebbid Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11 04-11-2013 01:16 AM
Live rock hitch hiker Justin0329 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11 02-28-2013 06:10 PM
LIVE ROCK Hitch Hiker identification!! theseainside Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 01-09-2013 11:55 PM
Live rock Hitch Hiker Help!! ChiTownRomeo Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 10-12-2012 11:00 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:44 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.