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Old 05-10-2004, 04:45 PM   #21
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As it turns out, I have a couple of these that hitchhiked on the LR. What kind of crab is it? and what is the danger? I guess they went after your peppermint shrimp, but what else is at risk? So far, I have a couple of clowns and a cleaner shrimp. Will the crabs go after a fireshrimp, perhaps?

Of course, perhaps the two of them can duke it out with the two mantis shrimps that hitchhiked as well.

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I think this is abominable.

You should have tried to see if you could have atleast given him away for free to the LFS.

If nothing else, you could have done a mercy killing, Now it had to suffer through the shock of being put into fresh water of a totaly different temputure and suffer until it died.


I fail to see anything funny about this.
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I think this is abominable.

You should have tried to see if you could have atleast given him away for free to the LFS.

If nothing else, you could have done a mercy killing, Now it had to suffer through the shock of being put into fresh water of a totaly different temputure and suffer until it died.


I fail to see anything funny about this.
Sorry Billy, get over it....
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Old 05-11-2004, 10:57 AM   #24
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I think there is a line to be drawn somewhere. Not sure where it is, I can't say I've never convicted a hitchiker to death, but I know it's not something I tried to glorify. I was humane in the way I ridded the world of the critter, I personally go in for the iced SW method of euthanasia, rather than the flushing method, and I don't post about it. I think it is important to keep in mind, that these are living creatures that have not done anything wrong by their standards, sure they might be wreaking havoc in your tank, but your the one that yanked them out of the ocean and put them there, (even if indirectly, by simply purchasing the LR), they are just doing their thing. With that in mind I try to remove the critter and put it in the fuge, or put it in the sump, or as jamal-188 does, feed it to a predator (who is just doing his thing, they gotta eat to), or as mentioned above, if one of the other options doesn't work out, I euthanize the animal, humanely.

The "get over it" comment, is rediculous. I certainly hope he doesn't get over the ability to care for the life of any of the critters in our tanks.

All that said, realize that at this time, morals and ethics aside, there is nothing wrong with disposing of a hitchiker in your tank, methods to do it are debatable, but please keep your indignation in mind the next time you squish that ant that's biting you or suck that spider into the vacuum cleaner when your getting the cob webs out of your house.
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or shoot that snake that scares the crap out of you.
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It was a crab, I am so very sorry I flushed him, next time I will do something more "humane". That crab was evading me for days of me trying to catch him. I finally caught him and I Was happy, I know how much reefrunner doesn't like crabs so I took the pic of the crab in the John... some though it was ok, others feel I was killing their first born...
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I suppose you guys don't want to hear about the possum that got into our house and my roommate killed with a pellit gun. I have pics if anyone is interested.
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Makes me not want to post I got some Joes Juice coming in the mail and I'm gonna nuke some Apiatsia ! OR should I put those in a tank of their own too?
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No actually you should nuke them. Joes's juice works too
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I think there is a line to be drawn somewhere. Not sure where it is, I can't say I've never convicted a hitchiker to death, but I know it's not something I tried to glorify. I was humane in the way I ridded the world of the critter, I personally go in for the iced SW method of euthanasia, rather than the flushing method, and I don't post about it. I think it is important to keep in mind, that these are living creatures that have not done anything wrong by their standards, sure they might be wreaking havoc in your tank, but your the one that yanked them out of the ocean and put them there, (even if indirectly, by simply purchasing the LR), they are just doing their thing. With that in mind I try to remove the critter and put it in the fuge, or put it in the sump, or as jamal-188 does, feed it to a predator (who is just doing his thing, they gotta eat to), or as mentioned above, if one of the other options doesn't work out, I euthanize the animal, humanely.

The "get over it" comment, is rediculous. I certainly hope he doesn't get over the ability to care for the life of any of the critters in our tanks.

All that said, realize that at this time, morals and ethics aside, there is nothing wrong with disposing of a hitchiker in your tank, methods to do it are debatable, but please keep your indignation in mind the next time you squish that ant that's biting you or suck that spider into the vacuum cleaner when your getting the cob webs out of your house.
I enjoy letting critters live in my house, as long as they do not directly get in my way, Which they don't. The only fear they have from getting in my way is being accidentally stepped on. They were here first, They'll be here last.

The way I see it I'm just renting this space from them.


and I agree, There is a fine line between ridding yourself of a nuisance and glorifying and showing a blatent uncaring disregaurd for the torturous death it was forced into for doing nothing more than having its home ripped from the sea so it could find its way into a tank.
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