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Old 04-05-2011, 04:06 PM   #31
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Hahaha yeah he is definitely black and definitely big. But he is not a hairy crab and I don't have any corals so I dot need to worry about that. But he is ruthlessly killing my snails. Still haven't caught him but I'm working on it
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Still have not caught the sneaky little crab. He's a smart one. Anyone have any other ideas or plans?
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Let's go to the last resort! Borrow a mantis shrimp and toss it in your tank! haha Give it a little while and say bye to the crab problem!

Down side? Now you have to worry about getting the mantis shrimp out... lol
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:40 PM   #34
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Haha that would do the trick! Or I could get another crab and we could have a battle royale haha. I'll keep trying but he's not going down without a fight
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:12 PM   #35
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I'd say make a similar trap to those pest traps.

Reef Aquarium Nuisance Invertebrates: Aquarium Pest Trap for Bristle worms, & Mantis Shrimp

If he wants snails then bait him with snails then!
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:22 PM   #36
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Well finally got him tonight! This is a cause to celebrate haha. My snails are finally safe
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Finally! Lol. I've been waiting too see that crab. Congrats!
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Congrats on the successful capture. Black Mithrax crab. Nasty little devils and opportunistic feeders.
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Wow! What a chore huh?!
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Thanks! Took a long time but the angled mason glass jar with marine formula one pellets for bait finally did the trick. No more snails will suffer...that is if I still had snails
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