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Old 06-23-2005, 01:32 AM   #1
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Should I get a Crab?

Hi guys!

I am thinking of adding a new coral crab to my 3 month tank!

1) Will my damsels / Clownfish attack the crab?
2) I already have a Fire Shrimp & a Ugly Brown unknown crab. Is it okie to have living side by side?
3) Are all crabs harmless to reef/coral?

Many thanks!
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Old 06-23-2005, 08:52 AM   #2
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What do you mean by coral crab??? What is the name of the crab you want?
All crabs are not reef safe, some will eat small polyps, acros etc.
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I have Emerald Crabs to help keep algae in check, and they're reef safe.
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3) Are all crabs harmless to reef/coral?
Not at all! The vast majority of crabs are NOT reef safe. I would try and get an ID for the one you have already before adding any more small fish, shrimp or coral to the tank.
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