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 12-18-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Robbiesamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 707
Sally light foot - Info please

Can I have one in my 55 gallon reef tank

What does it eat

Will it hurt corals/fish
__________________

__________________
Robbiesamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 12:15 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Zactheninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 693
I got one the other day, hes really cool.

He gets scared of everything and has just barely checked out my zoas, but he didnt touch,
Hasnt even looked at my chromis like theyre food, go for it.
__________________

__________________
Zactheninja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 01:01 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 1,348
Like all crabs, your mileage will vary. Being opportunistic feeders, if one day while hungry it happens to be by a coral, it is very likely to munch. It is common among reef keepers to remove any crabs they find (excepting small hermits) and not to add any.
Of course there will always be those crabs that behave well for much of their lives, but I've never had a well behaved crab.
__________________
Someone stop me! Please! But... not just yet...
55 Gal Tropical FW
55 Gal Mixed Reef
MacDracor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 12:57 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
h8z2luze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Nor*Cal
Posts: 1,405
Send a message via AIM to h8z2luze Send a message via MSN to h8z2luze Send a message via Yahoo to h8z2luze
My emerald crab never bothers anything.
__________________
h8z2luze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 01:07 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 1,348
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacDracor View Post
Like all crabs, your mileage will vary.
...
Of course there will always be those crabs that behave well for much of their lives, but I've never had a well behaved crab.
There are people on both sides of this and I've yet to find any common factors between those with well behaved crabs. Without being able to ensure a crab will behave, I consider them too risky.
But that's just me!
I love crabs and if I had a FOWLR, I'd have several!
__________________
Someone stop me! Please! But... not just yet...
55 Gal Tropical FW
55 Gal Mixed Reef
MacDracor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 02:20 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Robbiesamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 707
Ok thanks
__________________
Robbiesamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 04:14 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
HovaRockz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 361
Lol my buddies ate his scopas tang but his was huge
__________________
HovaRockz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 11:32 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
danbstrong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,185
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robbiesamp View Post
Can I have one in my 55 gallon reef tank

What does it eat

Will it hurt corals/fish
My sally caught and ate a blue hippo and a mandarin sallys a menice
__________________
danbstrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 12:15 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Keithhjs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: California
Posts: 1,673
I keep emeralds in my reef but I wouldn't keep a Sally in a reef having had them in years past.
__________________
Keithhjs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 01:44 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 1,348
Someday I want a tank huge enough to have real crabs without worrying about them killing everything. I love crabs. As it is, I've had two emeralds to rogue and start eating corals. One took less than an hour, the other behaved for three weeks.
__________________

__________________
Someone stop me! Please! But... not just yet...
55 Gal Tropical FW
55 Gal Mixed Reef
MacDracor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light

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
What size reef tank & what kind of light? Yenga80 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 18 12-06-2011 01:49 AM
Aquaclear 50 or Whisper 60? Also light problem Cornstar General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 11-25-2011 07:34 PM
Will this Light Work for corals? CleverBs General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 16 11-20-2011 09:14 AM
What Light Should I Get? CleverBs Saltwater Reef Aquaria 18 11-16-2011 01:48 PM
New light / plants questions pistolero Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 7 09-22-2011 04:52 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:08 PM.


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