Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-23-2015, 01:32 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 4
Live Rock Hitchhiker

I found a creature on my new piece of live rock and not sure what it is or if it's safe to have in my tank with the others?

See photo
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	118
Size:	165.2 KB
ID:	272720  
__________________

__________________
Barbara1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2015, 05:34 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Adamski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: London
Posts: 321
It looks like some kind of crab


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Adamski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2015, 11:16 AM   #3
Macro Addict
Community Moderator
 
54seaweed's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,529
a better pict would help
__________________
Save
54seaweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2015, 01:30 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Reefing Madness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: AZ
Posts: 577
If thats a new rock, take that monster looking crab rock outta there and throw it in a pail of boiling water.
__________________
Reefing Madness Tank Pics
Reefing Madness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 04:41 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Bbush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Summertown, tn
Posts: 902
That's why I'm sticking with fresh water! Looks like an alien....


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Bbush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 09:32 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
What type of tank is this? To kill something without knowing exactly what it is is just plain ignorant. I would get a positive I.D. and then decide what to do. People go out of their way to purchase crabs and other inverts for their tanks. At first glance it appears to be a mithrax crab (not unlike emerald crabs), which are welcome in many reef tanks.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
live rock, live, rock, hitchhiker

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
Awesome Hitchhiker or Not? What is this cool looking hitchhiker? RealityHairGirl Saltwater & Reef - Identification 8 05-07-2014 12:55 PM
Dead rock - Live rock - Cured rock - Uncured rock Charlie Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 07-08-2006 08:44 AM
Live rock hitchhiker ID... tsaraber Saltwater & Reef - Identification 8 03-16-2005 06:59 PM
Live rock hitchhiker needs an ID please! johnd4g Saltwater & Reef - Identification 1 03-02-2005 02:46 AM
Live Rock Hitchhiker ID ChrisJackie Saltwater & Reef - Identification 6 04-15-2004 11:42 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.