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Old 05-26-2004, 06:08 PM   #11
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he explained to me that most of the crabs i got from there rocks are reef safe.
With maybe oe exception, this is not accurate. All crabs are scavengers, if their prefferred food is not available they WILL eat something rather than starve. This means that your algae graxing crabs very will may snack on your corals if the algae dries up. Fortunately this is not a problem for most reef tanks, but I have a no crab policy in my tanks.
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I have 3 red-leg hermits, and just purchased an electric blue hermit - to my understanding these two types of crabs are very reef safe.
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LOL, tell that to your snails (well when you get some more anyway). Keep them supplied with plenty of shells of varying sizes and it's not too bad, but it can be a blood bath.
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Yeah, I thought of that. Fortunately I just got some empty shells today - one crab already tried one of the new shells out! I didn't get as many bigger ones as I would have liked though - and one wasn't even empty, it had a hermit in it!!
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I recently evicted all creatures w/ claws from my tank including a coral banded shrimp, claws mean trouble in a reef. There are few exceptions.
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Got em all caught. I was going to put them in my husbands tank, but he doesn't want them either lol. So I'll see if the lfs wants them tommorrow.
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1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

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