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Old 11-24-2014, 05:24 PM   #1
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Teddy bear crab

Has anyone very seen these? I cant find any info on them online nor have I found anywhere to buy one. I have an empty 25 gal with a stand and everything ready to go and I was planning on putting an arrow crab in it. Would a teddy bear crab coexist with an arrow crab? If it's a risk I won't do it I just saw some photos online and they looked pretty adorable.

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never heard of them sorry
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Old 11-24-2014, 06:56 PM   #3
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Teddy bear crabs are xanthid species. They, like all crabs are opportunistic feeders, and will take down what they can for a meal. They are considered pests, and aren't commonly sold in the hobby.
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Well if I wanted to keep one by itself in a 10gal would I be able to find one? Is it worth calling a few stores that get live rock? Or is this crab more of a rare occurrence?

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Hmm...In my experience an attractive specimen is rare, and no lfs is examining all of their rock for hitch hikers. They just get it in and sell it.
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I had a teddy bear crab in my tank once. It came with some love rock. It ended up eating my blenny!


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Which one are you talking about? The one that carries anemones or the ones that don't?

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