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Old 04-07-2007, 01:42 PM   #1
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Odd question...

Alright I received my first few corals on Thursday, they are all doing well however this one ricordea mushroom which I placed on my LR got dragged into a hole within that LR by one of my crabs.

I just tried getting it out with my finger and there was no luck the hole is just too small. I guess my question is if I just leave it in there and it dies will it foul up my tank water?

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Old 04-07-2007, 01:58 PM   #2
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I dont think it will but better safe than sorry. If you want to get the ric back take the rock out and wrap it up with a towel and hit it a few times with a hammer and break it up into a few pieces and see if you can retrieve it that way. If the crab is doing that then he needs to go anyway.

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You can use a siphon tube and suck out the ric or if you can visibly see the ric you can skewer the disc with a long needle and it should heal up with proper care
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I agree that the crab needs to go either to the sump or else where. However rics can walk so if it isnt getting what it needs it may come out . YOu could skewer it or break the rock as well if you choose . If it dosent survive it is unlikely that it will foul the tank .
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I agree with both Melosu and Innovator...I had something similar happen and I had to bust a rock apart, turns out it was a nasty little crab I didn't even know I had...he is now tucked away in the fuge where he can't hurt things....I think I would try the siphon tube first if the rock is hard to get to...but if that doesn't work get the hammer out!!
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