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Old 07-29-2006, 04:37 PM   #1
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Is it ok to leave this emeral crab in my tank with coral

I just bought some coral and a emrald crab about the size of a dime or less poped out of it. Should I just leave the thing their, I cant find it now. I plan on having a nice coral setup.
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I had an emerald crab in with my corals and I have never had a problem at all. I think their pretty much reef compatible.
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thanks, right now it is so small and it will probly take a year or 2 to get it to 1 inch.
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I`ve never had any problem with mine. They are good for eating bubble algea. As with anything there are always exceptions to the rule. Keep one eye open.
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Same thing I have about five the size of quaters.Never no harm
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i have four, one that size just hichhiked on my coral.

the largest one i have is about 1.5-2"....they can knock things over so make sure you glue or epoxy your frags down.

they also eat lots of cynobacteria aka slime algae.

they are fun to watch
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I had one and he killed my big yellow leather. A darn $5 crab ate a $40 meal! I put him in "prison" for awhile then when i put him back in the main tank, he started munching on my GSP so i just exiled him
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