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Old 03-07-2015, 02:34 PM   #1
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Random Crab in my tank???

I moved last week and crushed my 1 emerald crab under live rock in the process. He was dead so I tossed him.

Today I was looking at my tank and saw this small brown crab the size of a dime, that I didn't buy.

Can anyone I.D. It?

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Old 03-07-2015, 02:40 PM   #2
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It looks like another emerald crab to me


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Old 03-07-2015, 02:58 PM   #3
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Thank you, I pulled it out & I'm pretty sure what It was just a molt.. Looks to be one that prays on coral tissue... Great...

Here's a closer pic of the molt if anyone can give a definite I.D. That would be great.

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looks an awful lot like a discolored emerald crab
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Looks like the molt of a xanthid to me.
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After that second pic all Ik is it's not an emerald


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Old 03-08-2015, 11:06 AM   #8
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Looks like a gorilla crab from the pinchers... Had one hitchhike on a trumpet coral. He went into my sump.
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